Palmanem

Palmanem Entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae

Use Palmanem for:

Larvae of the families of Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Tipulidae (crane flies) and the great pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) and Capnodis tenebrionis. Larvae of various other Coleoptera (beetles) and Orthopthera (e.g. mole crickets).

Packaging:

Each box contains larvae (third stage) in gel
Standard Palmanem: 2 bags in a box
Each bag contains 25 million larvae

Large Palmanem: 2 bags in a box
Each bag contains 250 million larvae

General information

When to use Palmanem

Use Palmanem for biological control of larvae of larvae of the families of Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Tipulidae (crane flies) and the great pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) and Capnodis tenebrionis. Larvae of various other Coleoptera (beetles) and Orthopthera (e.g. mole crickets).

How Palmanem works

After application, the nematodes actively search for their prey and penetrate them. The nematodes feed on the contents of the prey, excreting specific bacteria from their digestive tracts as they do so. These bacteria convert host tissue into products that the nematodes can easily ingest. The larvae die within a few days.

How to use Palmanem

Application

Preparation of the solution:
  1. Half an hour before preparing the product, remove the pack from the refrigerator and let it come up to room temperature (20°C)
  2. Break the contents of the sachet (250 million Steinernema carpocapsae) into smaller pieces. Use the entire pack and place the smaller pieces in a bucket containing five litres of water (at 15 to 20°C)
  3. Leave the bucket with the solution to stand for five minutes
  4. Then stir the solution until all the lumps have disappeared before transferring it to the spray tank
  5. Use the spray solution straight away
Application and dosage:
  1. With a watering- can, sprinkler system, backpack spray unit or vehicle-mounted spray unit
  2. To avoid blockage, all filters should be removed
  3. Use a maximum pressure of 12 bar on spraying boom or pistol
  4. The spray nozzle opening should be at least 0.5 mm (500 microns)
  5. Continuous mixing should take place to prevent nematodes sinking to the bottom of the spray tank
  6. Apply the solution to the whole of the crown and the first metre of the trunk ensuring that the solution penetrates well into the palm tree.

Application rates

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice requires detailed information on local factors, such as the crop itself, climate conditions and the level of infestation. To ensure a correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products. 

Palm trees

Packaging 50 million 500 million
Dosage 1 pack for 25-50 litres spray solution 1 pack for 250-500 litres spray solution
Treated palm trees per pack 1 – 10 palm trees (depending on height of trees) 10 - 100 palm trees (depending on height of trees)
Spray volume per tree  5 – 50 litres per tree (depending on height of tree) 5 – 50 litres per tree (depending on height of tree)
Frequency red palm weevil 45 – 60 days 45 – 60 days
Frequency Palm moth Apply in autumn (Oct – Nov), repeat after 2 weeks. Apply in spring (April-May), repeat after 2 weeks Apply in autumn (Oct – Nov), repeat after 2 weeks. Apply in spring (April-May), repeat after 2 weeks

Ornamental city trees

Species

Where an how to spray

Amount of spray volume per tree size/height

(1 litre is 1 million nematodes)

Nursery trees

Small < 1.5 m trunk

Average 1.5 – 4 m

Tall > 4 m

Washingtonia,

Trachycarpus,

Phoenix canariensis,

Chamaerops

humilis

Drench the whole crown of the tree

1 – 5 litres

5 – 10 litres

10 – 20 litres

25 litres

Date palms

Species

Where an how to spray

Amount of spray volume per tree size/height

(1 litre is 1 million nematodes)

Phoenis dactilyfera

Drench

the whole tree, from top to bottom -

spray in gallery holes

1 – 5 litres

5 – 10 litres

10 – 20 litres

25 litres

Best working conditions for Palmanem

  • The moisture content of the soil must be high
  • Temperature between 14 and 33°C
  • Nematodes are susceptible to ultraviolet light (UV): do not use them in direct sunlight
  • Leaf applications should only be carried out in the evening to minimise the influence of UV light and to maximise moisture availability for the nematodes

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Palmanem, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

Storage instructions:

  • Shelf life: see package for expiry date
  • Storage temperature: 2-6 °C
  • Store in a dark place

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news and information about your crops directly in your mailbox

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Scroll to top