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B-Green

Controls soil-dwelling grubs

What is Heterorhabditis bacteriophora?

  • Microscopically small worms of the species Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
  • Contains an insect-killing symbiotic bacterium
  • Effective in a temperature range between 12°C and 30°C

What are the benefits of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora?

  • Fast and effective control of grubs (larvae of beetles mentioned above)
  • Long-term protection against soil-dwelling pests
  • No side effects on beneficials
  • Safe for people and environment

Which pests does Heterorhabditis bacteriophora control?

  • Larvae of the garden chafer (Phyllopertha horticola)
  • Larvae of the Welsh chafer (Hoplia philanthus)
  • Larvae of the May beetle (Melolontha melolontha)
  • Larvae of the June beetle (Amphimallon solstitiale)

How does it 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 pest insects

In which crops is Heterorhabditis bacteriophora effective?

  • Golf courses
  • Turf
  • Lawn

Want to know more? Contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice.

Units

B-Green® is delivered as a powder formulation and is available in the following units:

  • 5 million nematodes
  • 50 million nematodes
  • 500 million nematodes

Local regulations may impose restrictions on the use of this product. Contact your authorities or contact your Biobest consultant.

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