Unit of packaging
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (entomopathogenic nematode)
Standard pack size: bag in a box
Contains: 50 million larvae (third stage) in inert carrier material
Large pack size: 2 bags in a box
Contains: 2 x 250 million larvae (third stage) in inert carrier material
Larvae of various species of beetle, such as the black vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus.
Preparation of spray solution
|curative (small-scale infestations)|
|curative (large-scale infestations)|
Application and dose
Storage and handling
Appearance Larvae (third stage): size 0.6 mm long
Other stages: develop inside host
Mode of action
After application, the nematodes actively search for their prey and penetrate them. The nematodes feed on the contents of the prey, excreting specific bacteria from their digestive tracts as they do so. These bacteria convert host tissue into products that the nematodes can easily ingest. The larvae die within a few days.
Visible effects Affected larvae turn pink-red or even brown.
The quantities of this product used should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop in which the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant or recognised distributor will be able to advise you on the correct use.
Only use products that are permitted in your country and the crop concerned. Check local registration requirements.
Please contact your local consultant for further application information.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorised use.