Aphidius-Mix-System - battling mixed aphid species
Simultaneously targets large and small aphid species
- Broad control of mixed aphid species – contains two complementary Aphidius parasitic wasps A. colemani and A. ervi
- A. ervi targets large aphid species - such as potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and foxglove aphid Aulacorthum solani
- A. colemani targets small aphid species - such as cotton aphid Aphis gossypii and the green peach aphid Myzus persicae
- Good results even at low prey density – very good search behaviour
- Quick to establish – both Aphidius parasitic wasps develop and spread quickly in the crop. Individual female wasps lay around 100 eggs in first 4 days
How does Aphidius-Mix-System work?
- Highly effective – high parasitisation rates, individual parasitic wasps can control up to 300 aphids
- Efficient – wasps only target non-parasitised aphids and controls adults and nymphs
- Parasitized aphids turn into golden brown mummies
- Homes in on pest hotspots – with good searching ability, wasps detect alarm signals from plants under attack
- Can initiate panic response – causing aphids to fall to the ground and die.