Steinernema carpocapsae
Steinernema carpocapsae

Steinernema carpocapsae

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Steinernema carpocapsae is a beneficial nematode, a non-segmented roundworm, that is a useful predator of pests such as the larvae of the families of Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Tipulidae (crane flies), and the great pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) and Capnodis tenebrionis as well as larvae of various other Coleoptera (beetles) and Orthopthera (e.g. mole crickets). The nematodes actively search for their prey and penetrate them. The nematodes feed on the contents of the prey, excreting specific bacteria from their digestive tracts as they do so. These bacteria convert host tissue into products that the nematodes can easily ingest. The pests die within a few days.

Working conditions
Temperature: 55-90 F
Humidity: Moist (for growing medium)

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.

Capsanem

preventive

light curative

heavy curative

Dosage

500,000/m²

500,000/m²

500,000/m²

m²/standard packaging

100

100

100

m²/large packaging

1000

1000

1000

interval (days)

35

7-14

5-7

frequency

-

2x

2x

*Application rates can vary depending on actual conditions.

  • Allow nematode gel pack to come to room temperature for 30 minutes or so. Add to 1-5 gallons of room temperature water. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes, and then stir until the mixture is homogenous. Add more water to further dilute mixture. This solution can also be added to nutrients.
  • Nematodes can be applied in several different ways. They can be drenched or poured over the growing medium or added to reservoirs, provided any filters are removed and the water will be used within a day. The nematodes can also be sprayed with a hand wand.

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 Capsanem, 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 instructions:

  • Shelf life: see package for expiration date
  • Storage temperature: 2-6 °C/35-42.8°F
  • Store in a dark place

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.