Pests

Biological pest control with nematodes

Here you will get an overview of which pests you can effectively and biologically control with our nematode products and how you should apply them.

A

Ants

Product: nemaplus® ameisenfrei

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: April - September

Temperature: soil temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 1 million in 1 litre of water per nest

Apple clearwing moth

Synanthedon myopaeformis

 

Product: nemaplus®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: April - June and September - October

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 3 million per 1 litre of water, 5,000 per borehole

Asparagus beetle

Crioceris spp.

 

Product: nemaplus®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: July - August

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 1.25 - 2.5 million per litre in 600 l water/ha + additive

B

Banana moth

Opogona sacchari

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 0.25 - 0.5 million per m2

Black vine weevil (Larvae)

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

 

Product: nematop®

Nematode species: Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Application period: March - May and August - September

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 12°C

Application rate: 0.5 - 1 million per m2

Black vine weevil (Adult)

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

 

Product: nematop® beetle stop

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: May - September

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 1 trap per 10 m2

Box tree moth

Cydalima perspectalis

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: April - September, 3 x at intervals of 7 days

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 1 million per litre of spray broth + additive

C

Codling Moth

Cydia pomonella

 

Product: nemapom®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: September - April

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 1.5 billion per hectare + wetting agent

Chestnut moth

Cydia splendana

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: May

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 1.5 billion per ha

Cockchafer

Melolontha melolontha

 

Product: nema-green® cockchafer

Nematode species: Heterohabditis and Steinernema

Application period: May - September

Temperature: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 0.75 million per m2

Cranberry griddler

Chrysotheuchis topiaria

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: July - August

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 3.75 billion per hectare

Cranberry rootworm

Rhabdopterus picipes

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: March - May and August - September

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 3.75 billion per hectare

Cutworm

Agrotis ipsilon, Agrotis segetum

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: May - September

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 0.25 - 0.5 million per m2

E

European pepper moth

Duponchelia fovealis

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 0.25 - 0.5 million per m2

F

Flat-headed root borer

Capnodis tenebrionis

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: May - July and October

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 2 - 10 million per tree

Fungus gnat

Bradysia spp.

 

Product: nemaplus®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Soil temperature < 28°C

Application rate: 0.5 million per m2

G

Garden chafer

Phyllopertha horticola

 

Product: nema-green®

Nematode species: Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Application period: July - September

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 12°C

Application rate: 0.5 million per m2

H

Hazelnut borer

Curculio nucum

 

Product: nematop®

Nematode species: Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Application period: July - August

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 12°C

Application rate: 0.25 million per m2, 2 treatments

J

Japanese beetle

Popillia japonica

 

Product: nema-green®

Nematode species: Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Application period: August and September

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 12°C

Application rate: 5 billion per hectare

L

Leaf miner

Lyriomyza spp.

 

Product: nemaplus®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Air temperature < 28°C

Application rate: 0.25 million per m2, every 7 - 14 days

Leopard moth

Zeuzera pyrina

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: April - May and August - September

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 3 million per litre of water, 5,000 per hole

Leatherjacket

Tipula spp.

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: September - October (only L1 and L2 larvae)

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 0.5 million per m2

M

March fly

Bibio spp.

 

Product: nemaplus®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: April - May (only L1 - L3 larvae)

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 0.5 million per m2

Mushroom sciarid

Lycoriella spp.

 

Product: nemycel®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Cover soil < 28°C

Application rate: 2 million per m2

Mole cricket

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: May - September

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 0.5 million per m2

O

Oak processionary moth

Thaumetopoea processionea

 

Product: Tp-Nema®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: April - May (only L1 - L3 larvae)

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 1 million per litre, 3-10 litres per tree

Oriental fruit moth

Cydia molesta

 

Product: nemapom®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: September - April

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 1.5 billion per hectare + wetting agent

P

Palm moth

Paysandisia archon

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: September - May

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 10-25 million per palm depending on size

Pine weevil

Hylobius abietis

 

Product: nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: May - July

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 3 million in 0.5 l water per stump

Plum fruit moth

Cydia funebrana

 

Product: nemapom®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: September - April

Temperatures: Air temperature > 8°C

Application rate: 1.5 billion per hectare + wetting agent

S

Shore fly

Scatella stagnalis

 

Product: nemaplus®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Air temperature < 28°C

Application rate: 125,000 per m2 at weekly intervals.

Sycamore lace bug

Corythucha ciliata

 

Product: nemaplus®, nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltaiae and Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: March, May and July/August

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 6 million per litre, 5-10 litres per tree

T

Tomato leafminer

Tuta absoluta

 

Product: nemaplus®, nemastar®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae, Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Cover soil < 28°C

Application rate: 1 million per litre in 1,600 l water/ha + additive

W

Woodlice

Porcellio saber

 

Product: Asselfrei pro

Nematode species: Steinernema carpocapsae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Air temperature > 14°C

Application rate: 25 million in an organic bait for 50 m2

Western flower thrips

Frankliniella occidentalis

 

Product: nemaflor®

Nematode species: Steinernema feltiae

Application period: All year round

Temperatures: Air temperature < 28°C

Application rate: 0.25 million per m2, every 7 - 14 days

Western corn rootworm

Diabrotica virgifera

 

Product: dianem®

Nematode species: Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Application period: For maize sowing

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 12°C

Application rate: 1-2 billion per ha in 200 litres of water

Welsh chafer

Hoplia philanthus

 

Product: nema-green®, nema-green® cockchafer

Nematode species: Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Application period: April - September (only L2 - L3 larvae)

Temperatures: Soil temperature > 12°C

Application rate: 0.5 million per m2

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