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The Koppert Aphilin contains Aphelinus abdominalis or parastic wasps that completely targets damaging Aphids commonly found on potatoes. It specifically controls potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and the glasshouse potato aphid Aulacorthum solani. Female adult parasitic wasps manage aphids through parasitizing and host feeding also takes place. Other than that, these parasitic wasps gives side effects that are against Myzus persicae.
For application, discharge mummies near diseased plants because parasitic wasps are not very mobile. Disseminate material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes or DIBOX. Material should remain at its introduction site for a few days. Per 100 ml. bottle holds mummies mixed with wood-chips where 500 parasitic wasps can hatch.
IMPORTANT: These are live organisms that are shipped directly from the manufacturer via UPS Next Day Air so they do not die during transit. A physical address is required for UPS to deliver your package. These are only shipped twice a week:
- Orders received by noon (12pm ET) on Monday will be shipped on Thursday for Friday delivery
- Orders received by noon (12pm ET) on Thursday will be shipped on Tuesday for Wednesday delivery
THIS ITEM CANNOT BE CANCELLED OR REFUNDED ONCE ORDERED
|Active Ingredient:||Parasitic wasp (Aphelinus abdominalis)|
|Target pests:||Potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, and the glasshouse potato aphid, Aulacorthum solani.|
|For use in:||Potato plants.|
|Application:||Spread material on rockwool slabs or in application boxes (DIBOX).|
|Color:||Black thorax, yellow abdomen|
|Special Features:||Gives side effects against Myzus persicae.|
|Shipping Weight:||1.00 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Koppert Biological Systems (Mfg. Number: 4151)|
Aphelinus abdominalis (parasitic wasp)
Adults: size 2.5-3 mm, short legs, short antennae, black thorax, yellow abdomen
Other stages: develop inside host
Parasitized aphid hardens into a leathery black coloured mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a hole with a jagged edge at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies can be seen in the crop a minimum of 2 weeks after the first introduction.
Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
- Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
- Storage temperature: 47-50F (8-10C)
- In the dark