Chrysopa

Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea)

Description


Use Chrysopa for:

Aphids and other pest insects

Packaging:

Chrysopa is sold in bottles or buckets containing larvae (second stage) mixed with buckwheat

 

General information


When to use Chrysopa?

Use Chrysopa for the biological control of aphids and many other pests such as: whitefly, thrips and moth eggs. Apply at the first sight of pest.

How does Chrysopa work?

Larvae of the lacewing attack prey and suck their bodily fluids. The dead aphid shrivels up completely and is difficult to find.

 

How to use Chrysopa


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.

CHRYSOPA

unit amount

rate/m2

m2/unit

sq ft/unit

Preventative

1,000

     

Curative light

1,000

10

100

1,076

Curative heavy

1,000

50

20

215

Preventative

10,000

     

Curative light

10,000

10

1,000

10,760

Curative heavy

10,000

50

200

2,152

*Application rates can vary depending on actual conditions.

Application Chrysopa

  • Shake the bottle gently before use

  • Apply on infested leaves

  • For curative treatments, apply Chrysopa directly in the heavily affected areas

  • The product can be applied on the rock wool block, on leaves, via Dibox application boxes or distributed by Air(o)bug

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 Chrysopa, please follow the instructions below. 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.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days

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

  • In the dark (bottle horizontally)

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.