Prevent fungus gnats with encapsulated nematodes
nemaplus® Depot contains nematodes of the species Steinernema feltiae embedded in an alginate capsule for biological and preventive control of fungus gnat larvae. This novel formulation is unique worldwide and only available in the product nemaplus® Depot.
Mode of action of nemaplus® Depot
The alginate capsules are inserted into the plant soil. There, the capsules dissolve over time or are eaten by the pest larvae. This releases the nematodes of the species Steinernema feltiae. The nematodes penetrate the larvae of the fungus gnat larvae and secrete a bacterium there that kills the larvae. Inside the larvae, the nematodes multiply and infect more larvae. This process is repeated until the nematodes find no more hosts or all larvae are killed. The SF nematodes are specialized on the larvae of fungus gnats and are completely harmless to humans and pets.
Application of nemaplus® Depot
nemaplus® Depot can be used all year round as long as the soil temperature does not fall below 8°C. The soil or substrate should be moist when applied and kept moist for four weeks, but not dripping wet.
One package of 200 capsules is enough for 20 pots with 12cm diameter or 8 pots with 20 cm diameter.The effect starts after 1 week and lasts at least 4 weeks. After that, repeat the application if necessary.
Tip: Especially when repotting with new potting soil, it can happen that this is already preloaded with fungus gnat eggs. The preventive use of nemaplus® Depot can ensure that the potential larvae are controlled early, before the mosquitoes appear.
Application of the capsules
10 capsules per 12cm pot. Spread the capsules evenly around the plant in the soil so that they do not dry out. To do this, drill holes about 2cm deep, put a capsule in each hole and close it again with soil. Then water
If not all capsules are used, close the package and store in the refrigerator. Overdose has no adverse effects.
Advantages of nemaplus® Depot
- 100% Biological
- Preventive effect
- No formation of resistance
- No microplastics
- High effectiveness
- No risk of overwatering
Nematodes of the species Steinernema feltiae embedded in alginate capsules for a preventive and ressource saving control of fungus gnats.
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