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Aphidoletes aphidimyza gall midges to control different aphid species
Contains pupae of the gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza. The larvae control a broad spectrum of aphid species. The adult gall midge that hatches from the pupa is mainly active at dusk and lays its eggs in aphid colonies. The larvae suck the aphids empty after which no more than a dehydrated skin remains. Practice shows that there are more than 60 aphid species on the menu of the Aphidoletes aphidimyza. Aphidoletes aphidimyza is an indispensable link in effective aphid control. The gall midges can be used in almost every crop.
The adult gall midges are very mobile and have a good ability to search. Females of the Aphidoletes aphidimyza will deposit their eggs in places with sufficient food: in aphid hot spots. The larvae of the gall midge hatch after ± two days and immediately start eating aphids after hatching. Aphidoletes aphidimyza develops best at a temperature between 20 and 30°C and a day length of 16 hours. High RH contributes to a successful control with gall midges.
At Royal Brinkman, a team of specialists checks the quality of beneficial insects, mites and nematodes. Based on a protocol, they work to deliver the best quality to the customers.
The gall midges are available in packs of 1,000, 2,000 or 10,000 (on request). The pupae are mixed with moist coconut for optimal moisture management, development and emergence of the pupae.
Instructions for use
Place the tubes at the bottom of the crop in a damp place, or sprinkle the contents in expansion buckets or so-called intro-boxes. Do not expose the packaging to high temperatures or direct sunlight. Never place packages in an upright position, always store them lying down, transport and expand them. Remove one cap from the tube and place the tube horizontally.
The gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza should be used as soon as lice have been observed or are expected in the crop. The degree of application always depends on the pest pressure in the crop. Quantities depend on the number and type of aphids in the crop, application based on experience or in consultation with a product specialist can be determined.
Note: the gall midges are sensitive to sulphur.
Storage and transport
Upon receipt, check the product for discrepancies and report any complaints or comments within 24 hours. Preferably use the product immediately. If storage is required, the product should be stored horizontally and in a dark place at a temperature of 11°C for a maximum of 24 hours. If the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions Royal Brinkman is not liable for loss of quality.
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