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Aphiline MACE PV Mix for Berries (Various) Vial of 240

Code: FGAPV
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Specifications

Weight

0.03 kg

Technical Comments

(Praon mix) contains a mix of Praon volucre (100), Aphidius colemani (40), A. ervi (40), A. matricariae (40) and Aphelinus abdominalis (20) (count per 240 vial). The mixtures reduce the need for accurate pest species identification and are suitable for preventative use against a range of aphid species, particularly in mixed cropping situations. Most crops can be infested with aphids. Damage is caused in three ways: sucking plant sap when feeding, excretion of honeydew leading to sooty mould and some species can transmit plant viruses leading to distortion and disfigured plant growth. Biological control with parasites, predators and fungal pathogens are available depending on crop and environmental conditions. There are a large number of aphid species and identification can be important when parasitic wasps are to be used. Depending on the species there can be alternate plant hosts. Winged forms develop under conditions of high density to migrate to alternate hosts. Resistance to some insecticides is a serious issue with some species.

Activity / Control

Aphidius colemani is particularly effective against round bodied aphid species such as Myzus persicae (peach-potato aphid) and Aphis gossypii (melon cotton aphid). It can control large populations of aphids, but will take time to achieve this and may leave many parasitised 'mummy' bodies on plants. Aphidius ervi is specifically for the larger elliptical shaped species including Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid) and Aulacorthum solani (glasshouse potato aphid). Several other aphid species such as the pea aphid are also parasitised. Aphidius matricariae Has a slightly different host range to A. colemani and includes Ovatus crataegarius (mint aphid). Aphelinus abdominalis controls a wide range of aphid species including Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid) and Aulacorthum solani (glasshouse potato aphid). It has a very long life span. Praon volucre controls a wide range of aphid species including a number not controlled by other available aphid parasites and has a long life cycle. Ephedrus cerasicola has a long life cycle and high rate of egg laying capacity. Effective on a wide range of aphid species. The adult wasp inserts its egg into the aphid, a parasite larva develops killing the aphid, producing a characteristic goldenbrown papery 'mummy' with Aphidius and Praon species, and black 'mummy' with Aphelinus species. Aphids parasitised with Ephedrus hide to die. An adult parasitic wasp later emerges through a round hole on the mummified aphid. The adult wasps also feed as a predator on aphids, killing one or more each day.

Application Method

Use at the first sign of aphids or better, as an early season preventative. Apply as complete tube into the crop.

Application Rate

One pack of 240 treats 200 m2

About

(Praon mix) contains a mix of Praon volucre (100), Aphidius colemani (40), Aphidius ervi (40), Aphidius matricariae (40) and Aphelinus abdominalis (20).
Mixes reduce the need for accurate pest species identification and are suitable for preventitive use against a range of aphid species, particularly in mixed cropping situations.

Praon volucre (mixtures only) controls a wide range of aphid species including a number not controlled by other available aphid  parasites. It has a long life cycle.
Aphidius colemani is particularly effective against round bodied aphid species such as Myzus persicae (peach-potato aphid) and Aphis gossypii (melon cotton aphid). It is not effective against Macrosiphum species.
Aphidius ervi is specifically for the larger elliptical shaped species including Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid) and Aulacorthum solani (glasshouse potato aphid). Several other aphid species such as the pea aphid are also parasitised.
Aphidius matricariae has a slightly different host range to Aphidius colemani and includes Ovatus crataegarius (mint aphid).
Aphelinus abdominalis controls a wide range of aphid species including Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid) and Aulacorthum solani (glasshouse potato aphid). It has a very long life span.