Artefeed

Scientific name:
Artemia spp.
Common name:
Brine shrimp cysts
Product category:
Supplementary food
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Use for

Use for

When to use Artefeed?

Use Artefeed in the beginning of the growing season, when the Macrolophus population needs to establish and develop.

How it works

How it works

How does Artefeed work?

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.

Product specifications

Product specifications

Artefeed is sold in 6 litre buckets containing 2500 grams of Artemia spp. cysts

Directions for use

Directions for use

Application Artefeed

  • Introduce Entofood together with the first introduction of Macrolophus pygmaeus, for a period of at least six weeks.
  • Switch to Artefeed after six weeks if desired
  • Distribute Artefeed using a Mini-Airbug* blower on a weekly basis until the Macrolophus population is large enough.
  • Apply Artefeed on the locations in the greenhouse where Macrolophus has been introduced

When switching to Artemia, a different dosage pot must be fitted to the Mini-Airbug.

Precaution: application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.

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Best working conditions Artefeed

To guarantee the best distribution of Artefeed with the Mini-Airbug, follow the steps below:

  • Start from the end of a path and walk/drive towards the central walkway
  • Make sure Artefeed is distributed on top of the crop
  • Hold the Mini-Airbug in such an angle that all material lands on the crop
  • Turn off any ventilators in the greenhouse; they can disturb the airflow of the Mini-Airbug

Side effects

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Product handling

Product handling

Handling

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 instructions:

  • Allow the bucket to acclimatise in the greenhouse before use, keep the lid closed, in order to prevent condensation and the formation of lumps
  • Storage temperature: 8-25°C
  • Store in a dry place
  • Keep away from the sun
  • If stored with firmly closed lid in a dry and dark place, Artefeed can be stored for several months

"The general conditions of Koppert (Koppert B.V. and/or of its affiliated companies) apply. Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements. Koppert cannot be held liable for unauthorized use. Koppert is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions."

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