Steinernema feltiae nematodes are highly effective and normally produce fast results, especially at higher application rates. Unfortunately, many growers do not have enough containers to justify their use or they are unable to properly store them for follow-up applications. Their host range is limited to fungus gnat and western flower thrips larvae.
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:
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