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Aphidoletes (1000)

Aphidoletes (1000)

WEIGHT: 0.05 kg SKU: BB000080 QTY IN PACK: 1
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Biological Controls are only available to be sent to Mainland UK as they are live animals. Any further will compromise the performance and the quality of the product. 
Please refer to our ordering and delivery timescales on the front page of the Biological Crop Protection section.


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Aphids can become a pest in a very short time. Therefore, early control of aphid hot spots is very important. The gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza looks for the aphid hot spots and lets her progeny finish them.


Application: The main benefit of Aphidoletes aphidimyza is its applicability on several crops on which any kind of aphid occurs. The gall midge can be introduced preventatively with an aphid parasite (Aphidius colemani, Aphidius ervi or Aphelinus abdominalis) at 0.1 Aphidoletes/m². An alternative preventative introduction method is the use of open rearings for cereal aphids.As soon as the first aphid colonies are detected or flying aphids are seen on yellow sticky plates (BUG-SCAN®), Aphidoletes can be released curatively. Depending on the crop and the aphid species, 0.5-2 Aphidoletes/m² are weekly introduced. In hot spots, weekly introductions of 5-10 gall midges are recommended.In soil cultures larvae can pupate in the ground and successive generations can occur. In substrate cultures the pupae do not find appropriate sites for pupation and many die. Therefore, a biological balance with aphids is not possible in substrate cultures. Aphidoletes should be considered as a temporary way to control developing aphid colonies (biological corrector).For controlling further developed colonies, the ladybird Adalia bipunctata can be released in the hot spots.


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