Steinernema carpocapsae

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Key Features

• Steinernema carpocapsae will actively seek out leather jackets and cutworms in the soil.

• Simple and safe to use, carpocapsae occurs naturally in soils.

• Apply through ground sprayers or irrigation

• Apply anytime whenever ground temperatures are above 12oC

How it Works 

Harmless to the ornamental crops, humans, the environment and other beneficial insects, these nematodes actively seek out Leatherjackets and Cutworms by swimming in the thin film of water on soil particles. They locate hosts by detecting carbon dioxide and other waste products. After locating pest larvae, nematodes invade through natural body openings and inject bacteria into the insect. Bacteria develop within the insect and it dies of septicemia.

 

NOTE ON DATES:

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Many Nematodes are packaged in Europe and the date stamps on these products are usually in the form of DD/MM/YYYY.   The example here was shipped May 7th and the expiration date is June 5th, 2018