Find a Distributor | Catalogue contents page

Shore Fly Biological Control:

Often confused with sciarid flies these feed and are associated with algae. Although not directly feeding on crop plants they spread plant disease and both the fly and their frass can be a contaminant in food or ornamental crops. Most of the controls for sciarid fly are not effective.

Exhibitline sc (Steinernema carpocapsae)

Fargro CodePack Size
FGYRT50 million
FGYRS250 million
Type: Insect parasitic nematodes.

How it works:

Application releases nematodes which seek out insect larvae.

Species controlled:

Shore fly (Ephydridae). The same nematode can also be used for caterpillar control.

When to use:

As soon as pest seen, reapply weekly.

Rates of use: 50 million per 100 m2

Staphyline ac (Atheta coriaria)

Atheta coriaria adult <br/>(Photo: Syngenta Bioline) Atheta coriaria larva <br/>(Photo: Syngenta Bioline) Type: Adults and larvae of a Staphylinid beetle.

How it works:

2 - 3 mm rove beetle feeds on the larvae and adults of a range of growing media pests.

Species controlled: Sciarid and shore flies.

When to use:

The effective temperature range is 12C - 35C

Rates of use: Use 5 to 10 insects per 1 m2.
Nemasys F Pack
Fargro CodePack Size
FGATH500 in 1 l tube
FGATG3000 in 5 l bag
FGATABucket breeder system
View our full range of biological controls