Aphipar

Parasitic wasp (Aphidius colemani)

Description


Use Aphipar for:

Aphids

Packaging:

Each bottle contains mummies mixed with wood-chips

 

General information


When to use Aphipar?

Use Aphipar primarily for biological pest control of:

  • cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii)

  • tobacco aphid (Myzuspersicae var. nicotianae)

  • peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae var. persicae)

Aphipar is especially useful at the beginning of aphid infestations.

How does Aphipar work?

Adult female parasitic wasps lay their eggs parasitically in the aphids. This causes them to swell and harden into leathery, grey/brown mummies. The first adult parasitic wasps emerge through a round hole at the rear of the mummy approximately two weeks after introduction.

 

How to use Aphipar


Dosage

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Shale Peak Horticulture specialist.

APHIPAR

unit amount

rate/m2

m2/unit

sq ft/unit

Preventative

1,000

0.25

4,000

43,040

Curative light

1,000

1

1,000

10,760

Curative heavy

1,000

2

500

5,380

Preventative

5,000

0.25

20,000

215,200

Curative light

5,000

1

5,000

53,800

Curative heavy

5,000

2

2,500

26,900

*Application rates can vary depending on actual conditions.

Application Aphipar

  • Spread the material on rock wool slabs or in Diboxes

  • Make sure the material remains dry and is not moved from its introduction site for at least a few days

  • Use the peel-off label to mark where the product has been introduced

Best working conditions Aphipar

Efficacy reduces at temperatures above 30°C/86°F.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Aphipar, please follow the instructions below. Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days

  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F

  • In the dark

Important

  • Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  cannot be held liable for unauthorized use.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

Side effects

Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on natural enemies. Koppert’s side effects app tells you how harmful different pesticides are.