APHILIN

Aphelinus abdominalis

Unit of packaging
Aphelinus abdominalis (parasitic wasp)
Pack size: 100 ml bottle
Contains: mummies mixed with wood-chips, from which 500 parasitic wasps hatch

Target
Aphids, in particular the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and the glasshouse potato aphid Aulacorthum solani. APHILIN also has a side effect against Myzus persicae.

Rates
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.

 

APHILIN

rate

m²/unit

interval (days)

frequency

remark

preventive

0.25/m²

2,000

7

-

-

curative light

2/m²

125

7

-

introduce in infested areas only

curative heavy

4/m²

60

7

-

introduce in infested areas only

Introduction

  • Release mummies near infested plants, as Aphelinus abdominalis is not very mobile
  • Spread material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes (DIBOX)
  • Make sure the material remains at its introduction site for a few days

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

Appearance
Adults: size 2.5-3 mm, short legs, short antennae, black thorax, yellow abdomen
Other stages: develop inside host

Mode of action
Female adult parasitic wasp parasitizes the aphid. Host feeding also takes place.

Visual effect
Parasitized aphid hardens into a leathery black coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a hole with a jagged edge at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies can be seen in the crop a minimum of 2 weeks after the first introduction.

Important! 
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.

Please contact your local consultant for further application information.

Side effects APHILIN

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