Steinernema feltiae – The largest of the nematodes offered as live 3rd stage juveniles, are used for fungus gnats or mushroom fly larvae. These nematodes feature a shallowly-present habit (0-3”), like Sc, but an intermediate active-hunting “cruising” characteristic, like Hb, which may make them superior. They tolerate cold better than Sc. Call for quantities & pricing
Optimum performance: 70-79° F, low end 59° F
Release information (Applies to all Nematodes): Can be applied manually or through automated equipment. Spray, drench, etc up to 300 psi. 1 million covers 3,000 sq ft. 24 million/acre.
Biological Pest Control Agents
Biocontrols are an effective tool to growers in just about any situation. Bear in mind that when using biocontrols, a new set
of rules must be followed:
1. Growers must reduce the amounts of pesticides used, and in most cases, either substitute what’s on hand or, better yet, simply discontinue the use of pesticides entirely. (The outcome of this is typically a major reduction in applicator labor.)
2. Multiple releases of biocontrols are necessary in nearly every case, like most sprays, and should be thought of as a part of an overall program or strategy.
3. All live biocontrols are shipped next day air, from the grower, therefore freight costs can be high. Detailed short-term storage, handling and release instructions are included with every order.
Orders must be placed by Wednesday 12pm CST to get shipment by the following week.
Note to growers: Information provided here is not complete. More information is needed to successfully implement a biocontrol program.