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GrowersHouse Aphidius matricariae - Control - Aphid

GrowersHouse Aphidius matricariae - Control - Aphid

Brand: Growershouse BCA

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Aphidius matricariae


Aphidius matricariae is a parasitic wasp that is known to control more than 40 aphid species including the green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzur), the tobacco peach aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae, Aphis gossypii Glover, Aphis fabae Scopoli, and Myzus persicae nicotianae Blackman (Hemiptera: Aphididae) including small aphid species (green peach aphid, black melon aphid).

Application Rate Recommendations for Aphidius matricariae:

  • Preventative: 10-20 per square foot.
  • Moderate Infestation: 20-40 per square foot.
  • Heavy Infestation: 40-80 per square foot.

How-To Use Aphidius matricariae For Best Results:

  • Release Aphidius matricariae at the first sign of aphids.
  • Aphidius matricariae is not active below 50°F (10°C) and has decreased fitness at temperatures above 82.4°F (28°C).
  • It is important to monitor for parasitized aphids, also known as “mummies”, which look like aphids that have a bronzed, light brown, papery skin.

Features & Benefits:

  • Excellent biological control agent against aphids.
  • Faster and more extensive parasitization of aphids than with other Aphidius species.
  • Better adapted to low temperatures and less susceptible to hyperparasites.
  • It can contribute to the disruption of the Foxglove aphid Aulacorthum solani.
  • Excellent detection of aphid colonies even at low prey density.
  • Attacks more than 40 aphid species
  • Can be used for preventative or curative control
  • Can be used for established infestations

Item Numbers:

BW-AMAT5 - 4 oz bottle (0.5K)

BW-AMAT5K - 4 oz bottle 5K

Shipping & Returns

Because we ship live insects and want them to arrive to you as freshly as possible, we only ship Monday through Wednesday. This means your shipment will arrive Tuesday through Thursday, possibly Friday if there are any unforeseen delays such as bad weather. Since FedEx does not ship over the weekend, we do not want insects to sit in a fulfillment center where they have a greater chance of not arriving to your garden fresh-as-can-be.

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