Unit of packaging
Aphidius matricariae (parasitic wasp)
Pack size: 100 ml bottle
Contains: mummies mixed with wood-chips, from which 1,000 parasitic wasps hatch.
Also available in bulk packaging, in bottles from which 5,000 parasitic wasps emerge.
Aphids, in particular the tobacco aphid (Myzus persicae nicotianae) and peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae persicae). Has a side effect on cotton aphid.
The pieces of information given below are merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, you should always consult a Koppert specialist or a recognised distributor of Koppert products.
- Spread material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes (DIBOX)
- Make sure the material remains at its introduction site for a few days
Efficacy reduces at high temperatures (greater than 28°C).
Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
- Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
- Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
- In the dark
Adults: black / brown
Other stages: develop inside host
Mode of action
Female adult parasitic wasp parasitizes the aphids.
Parasitized aphid swells and hardens into a leathery, grey or brown coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a round hole at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies can be seen in the crop approximately 10-14 days after the first introduction.
Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.