CONTROL VEGETABLE PESTS WITH NEMATODES
nema-care® contains nematodes of the genus Steinernema for biological control of pests in vegetable beds.
Harmful larvae and pupae on vegetable plants.
Whether cabbage plants, potatoes, tomatoes, onion plants, asparagus, beans or carrots - in vegetable cultivation there are many pests that can cause considerable damage to the plants. Feeding on roots, stems, cotyledons and other plant parts leads to poor growth, loss of quality and, in the worst case, even premature death of the plant.
Mode of action
The nematodes penetrate the larvae of the pests and secrete a bacterium that kills the larvae. In the larvae, the nematodes multiply and infest more larvae. This process repeats until the nematodes find no more hosts or all larvae are killed. The nematodes specialize in the larvae of pests and are completely harmless to humans and pets.
Which pests can I control with nema-care®?
The nema-care® nematode product protects your vegetable plants against insect pests that frequently occur in the vegetable patch. The larvae of these pests can be effectively controlled without the use of chemicals.
- Cabbage fly
- Onion leaf miner
- Carrot fly
- Onion fly
- Flea beetle
- Common asparagus beetle
- Bean seed fly
Application of nema-care®
nema-care® is used from April to September, depending on the pest to be controlled. The soil temperature should be above 12 °C. The treated areas should not dry out during the next weeks.
Mix nematode solution
Apply nema-care® as soon as possible after receipt according to the instructions on the packaging. The nematodes are not evenly distributed in the powder formulation. Therefore, always mix the entire contents of the package in the amount of water indicated. Stir the mixed suspension every 15 minutes to keep the nematodes in suspension. Fill the required amount at a time and apply immediately. Use up the suspension completely, it cannot be stored. Apply with a watering can or nema sprayer.
Proper application of nematodes
Apply nematodes only on moist soil and with plenty of water, because nematodes that dry out die immediately. If soil is dry, irrigate before application or apply after rain. Apply the diluted nematode suspension evenly to the respective area. Immediately afterward, spray the area with about 1 L / m² to flush nematodes adhering to plant parts into the soil. Do not allow the soil to dry out for the next 4 weeks, water again if necessary.
NEMA-CARE® IN USE
Advantages of nema-care®
- 100% Biological
- Lasting effect
- No formation of resistance
- No microplastic
- High effectiveness
- Nematodes directly from the manufacturer