ARTEFEED

Artemia spp.

Packaging unit
Artemia sp. (brine shrimp cysts)
Packaging: 6 liter bucket
Contents: 2500 grams of Artemia sp. cysts

Combats
The cysts (eggs) form an alternative source of food for both adult and nymph-stage Macrolophus pygmaeus in the absence of whitefly. It is therefore possible to build up a population of predatory bugs.

Release schedule

Artefeed

dose

m²/unit

interval(days)

frequency

remerks

preventative

500 g/ha

14,000

7

14x

Always start with Entofood. After a minimum of six weeks, growers can make the switch to Artefeed if desired.

lightly curative

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heavily curative

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Introduction

  • Introduce Entofood from the first introduction of Macrolophus pygmaeus, for a period of at least six weeks. Click here for directions for the use of Entofood.
  • After six weeks, growers can switch to Artefeed if desired.
  • Distribute Artefeed using a Mini-Airbug* blower on a weekly basis until the Macrolophus population is large enough.

* Please note! When switching to Artemia, a different dosage pot must be fitted to the Mini-Airbug. Storage and treatment

Storage and Handling

  • Allow the bottle to acclimatise in the greenhouse before use, with cap still closed, in order to prevent condensation and lumps forming.
  • Storage temperature: 8-25°C.
  • Store in a dry place out of the sun.
  • Usable life: several weeks.

Comments
A bio-test is used to check every batch for nutritional value for the Macrolophus.

Appearance
Cysts (eggs), red colour

Effects
The predatory bugs use the cysts as a source of food.

Important!
Only use products that have been approved for use in the relevant country and crop.

Products support

vegetable oil
Saccharose+glucose+fructose
Ephestia kuehniella