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Effectively controls thrips, fungus gnats and leaf miner

What is Steinernema-System?
  • Microscopically small worms of the species Steinernema feltiae
  • Contains an insect-killing symbiotic bacterium
  • Effective in a temperature range between 10°C and 30°C
What are the benefits of Steinernema-System?
  • Knockdown effect caused by super-fast control
  • Effective in the soil and on the leaf
  • Long-term protection against soil-dwelling pests
  • No side effects on beneficials
  • Safe for people and environment
Which pests does Steinernema-System control?
  • Larvae of the fungus gnats (Bradysia spp.)
  • Larvae of the mushroom fly (Lycoriella spp.)
  • Adults and pupae of the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
  • Larvae of the leaf miner (Liriomyza spp.)
  • Larvae of the crane fly (leatherjackets)
How does Steinernema-System control pests?
  • Infectious juvenile nematodes penetrate the host through natural orifices
  • Once in the body cavity, the symbiotic bacteria are released
  • The symbionts kill the host within 24 to 48 hours
  • The nematodes multiply in the cadaver
  • New infectious nematodes leave the cadaver in search of other pests
In which crops is Steinernema-System effective?
  • Vegetable crops
  • Ornamental crops
  • Soft fruits
  • Tree nurseries


Steinernema-System is delivered as gel formulation in units of:
  • 5 million nematodes
  • 50 million nematodes
  • 250 million nematodes
  • 600 (12x50) million nematodes
The following packaging units are offered especially for foliar applications:
  • 1.000 millions nematodes
  • 1.250 (5x250) millions nematodes

Relevant crops

  • Strawberry
  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Raspberry and blackberry
  • Potted plants
  • Tomato and Cherry tomato
  • Sweet pepper and Hot pepper
  • Roses
  • Poinsettia
  • Melon and Watermelon
  • Green and Runner bean
  • Gerbera
  • Eggplant (aubergine)
  • Cucumber and Gherkin
  • Chrysanthemum

Relevant pests and diseases

Fungus gnats
Shore fly
South American tomato moth


Technical Sheet
Tank mix compatibility