Spray a solution full of life!

Spray a solution full of life!

An effective solution to control hazardous pests in your crop

While plant parasitic nematodes are a common soil pest that affects plants, entomopathogenic nematodes play an important role in the biological control of many pests. Even more for pests that are difficult to control and when chemicals fail or are simply not available anymore. 

These beneficial nematodes are resuspended in water and dispersed over the crop by using spraying/irrigation systems most commonly used in agriculture. But… you are not spraying a conventional pesticide, you are spraying a solution full of life! 

5 reasons to use beneficial nematodes

  • Fast-acting biological solution
  • Resistance proof - pests cannot build resistance
  • Can be applied with regular spray equipment
  • Compatible with most pesticides
  • Leaves no residue

Which pests to control with beneficial nematodes?

Beneficial nematodes can be used to tackle a broad spectrum of pests in top and stone fruits, like apples and peaches, potatoes, and outdoor vegetables as onions, asparagus, and beans. Caterpillars from the oriental fruit moth or codling moth, wireworms, root flies or thrips, they are a festive meal for our nematodes. 

For an overview of the pests that can be controlled with beneficial nematodes in your particular crop, download the target overview:

 

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How does it work: on the move!

After application, the nematodes set out in search of their prey by actually hunting or ambushing prey insects. Once they have found a host insect, they penetrate its natural body openings. The nematodes then release pathogenic bacteria they carry with them. These actions kill and liquify the insect from the inside. The nematodes feed on the digested tissues of the dead insect and reproduce in large numbers. The pest insect stops feeding soon after being infested, and dies within a few days.  

Application

Beneficial nematodes should be applied with water. Once resuspended in water, the nematode suspension can be dispersed using spraying/irrigation systems most commonly used in agriculture: airblast sprayer, boom sprayer and others. They can also be dispersed via drip irrigation systems and be injected through a Dosatron venturi injector. As nematodes are a biological solution, thus alive, it is important to create the best circumstances for them to be effective.  

Easy to combine with other crop protection products

Beneficial nematodes are compatible with a lot of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and even nematicides, meaning they don't lose their efficacy, when used complementary to chemical solutions. To be sure if the product you intend to use is not harmful to our nematode products check the side effect database. You only have to fill in the name of the nematode species, and the database immediately shows which crop protection products are harmful to that particular nematode. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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