Use Entofood as an alternative source of food for build-up and maintenance of Macrolophus pygmaeus populations in tomatoes in the beginning of the season and at low prey densities.
How it works
Mode of action
As Macrolophus pygmaeus has to build up a population in the crop before pest is arriving Entofood can be used as alternative food in the first weeks after introduction.
|Pack size||10 gram Ephestia kuehniella + 50 gram Artemia spp.; 50 gram Ephestia kuehniella + 250 gram Artemia spp..|
|Presentation||100 ml; 500 ml bottle.|
|Developmental stage||Dead eggs and cysts.|
Directions for use
- Apply Entofood at the locations in the greenhouse where Macrolophus pygmaeus has been introduced
- Apply weekly until the Macrolophus pygmaeus population is large enough and pests are present
- Make sure that Entofood is distributed on top of the crop
- Entofood can be distributed using a Mini-Airbug
The dosage of Entofood depends on climate, crop and pest density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Disperse 60 gram per 100 metres of row. Repeat after 7-14 days. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.
Entofood can also be used for Nesidiocoris tenuis in the first weeks after release of the predatory bug until sufficient prey is present.
Application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.
Storage time after receipt
Max. 5 days.
Store in a dry place in the dark. Allow the bottles to acclimatise in the greenhouse before use, keep the lid closed, in order to prevent condensation and the formation of lumps.
"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."