Entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) Steinernema kraussei
Contains an insect-killing symbiotic bacteria, Xenorhabdus sp
The optimal soil temperature range is 41-86°F
Deep foragers, prefer to live well below the soil/media surface
‘Cruiser’ hunting style, they actively seek out their hosts
Infectious juvenile nematodes penetrate the host through natural orifices. Once in the body cavity, the symbiotic bacteria are released, killing the host insect within 24-48 hours. The nematodes will grow and multiply in the dead host. New infectious juvenile nematodes leave the dead host in search of other pests.
PACKAGE SIZE Filler/Carrier
NEMAforce™ SK – 250 Million
Tray w/ Gel Filler
Preferred method, especially where crop canopy is dense. Make up NEMAforce™ SK to give a final dilution of 1 tray (250 million) in 500 gallons of water. Apply at 90 gallons per 1,000 square feet (2 billion per acre).
Make up NEMAforce™ SK to give a final dilution of 1 tray (250 million) in 65 gallons water. Apply immediately at 13 gallons per 1,000 square feet (2 billion per acre).