Nematode FAQ


Using Nemaslug

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Using Nemasys Caterpillar and Codling Moth Killer

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Using Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer

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Using Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer

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Using Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer

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Grow Your Own. What, How and When?

Nemasys Grow Your Own Information Chart

Pest

Equipment/How to Apply

Area Covered

When to Apply

Frequency

Things to Note

Pest

Carrot Root Fly

Use a watering can with a coarse rose or a hose end feeder.

Apply as a drench around roots of the plants or where pest is present. Apply to moist soil and water in.

Up to 60m²

April to July.

Apply after planting and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season when pests are present.

Fortnightly application maintains control and catches subsequent generations.

Apply along the rows and around the plants. The pests are next to the stems and roots of plants.

Carrot Root Fly

Cabbage Root Fly

Cabbage Root Fly

Cutworm

Cutworm

Onion Fly

Onion Fly

Leatherjacket

Repeat applications are required to control the pest.

Apply to the whole soil area.

Leatherjacket

Sciarid

Greenhouse pest. Apply to the soil in pots, growing bags or open soil.

Sciarid

Ants

Ants do not tolerate the nematodes near their nests and move the nests away from these areas.

Apply to the soil area or to individual ant nests.

Ants

Caterpillars

Use a pump sprayer.

Spray the pests on the plants. Pests not directly sprayed will not be controlled. Wet areas before applying. Avoid direct sunlight.

Up to 60m²

Apply when pest is present. Consider weekly applications until all pests have hatched out.

3 applications are recommended to control all pests hatching out.

Contact with pest is essential.

Caterpillars

Gooseberry Sawfly

Gooseberry Sawfly

Thrips

Thrips

Codling Moth

Use a pump sprayer.

Apply to the trunk, main branches and soil beneath the canopy. Wet areas before applying.

Up to16 Trees

Apply during September or October. Make 3 weekly applications to control all pests hatching out.

3 applications are essential to control all pests hatching out.

Provides control of the overwintering stages and therefore protection for the following year.

Codling Moth

NB: Timings will vary depending upon location in the country and whether treating pests outside or undercover

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Applying with a hose

Some nematode packs can be applied more quickly using a hose please click to download instructions (pdf).

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