Slug Nematodes - Natural Slug Control

Slug Nematodes - Natural Slug Control

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Slug Control with Phasmarhabditis 

Arguably a gardeners number one pest! They feed on a wide range of plants causing severe damage on older plants and killing young plants.

Slug nematodes are a pesticide-free alternative of keeping slugs under control by introducing parasitic nematodes (Phasmarhabditis sp.) 

The parasitic nematode, Phasmarhabditis sp. is used as a non-chemical means of control. These nematodes are harmless to plants, pets and the wider environment.

Although best applied to bare soil, they can be used on existing crops, ornamentals or containerised plants. Edible crops can be picked immediately after application, there is no harvest interval.

These UK native, microscopic worms feed and multiply inside the slug. The infected slugs tend to hide underground where they stop feeding and die. Supplied as an easy-to-mix powder to be diluted with water before use.

Easy to apply just mix in water (as per instructions) and apply to moist compost/soil using a watering can or sprayer. 

Apply between March and October. A second application may be advisable 6-8 weeks later. 

Small Pack treats 40 sq.m (12 million)

Large Pack treats 100 sq.m (30 million)

Instructions for use

Control of Slugs with Nematodes

The parasitic nematode, Phasmarhabditis sp. is used as a non-chemical means of control. These nematodes are harmless to plants, pets and the wider environment. Although best applied to bare soil, they can be used on existing crops, ornamentals or containerised plants. Edible crops can be picked immediately after application, there is no harvest interval.

Follow instructions as above but use the following dilution rates

 

When to treat

Any time from March to October when soil temperatures are above 5°C. Try to apply in the evening, or in dull, cloudy weather to avoid exposure to bright sunlight.

How to treat

It is vital to apply to moist soil/compost as the nematodes are unable to move in dry conditions.

Mix the nematodes in clean water, stir, dilute if necessary and apply immediately using a watering can, sprayer (remove any filters, nozzle aperture must be at least 1mm) or hose-end feeder.

See below for detailed instructions.

A hose end dilutor, specially designed to apply nematodes accurately and simply for the control of slugs, vine weevil, chafers and leatherjackets, is available from Agralan. 

 Water again and keep the soil moist for 14 days.

The small pack (12 mil) will treat an area of 40sq.m, the large pack (30 mil) will treat an area of 100sq. m.

Storage

The unopened pack may be stored in the salad drawer of a fridge (5°C) but must be used by the expiry date on pack.  Do not freeze.  Once opened, the entire pack contents should be used immediately.

 Application with a watering can

 Quarter fill a clean bucket with cool/tepid water.  Open the tray of nematodes and tip the entire contents into the water.   

Small (12 million) pack, to treat 40sq.m

Stir to disperse the nematodes, add water to bring up to 4 litres. Transfer 1 litre of the stock solution to a can full of water and apply immediately to 10sq.m of soil.  The solution can be poured onto the soil via the spout, or the can fitted with a coarse rose. Repeat until the stock solution is used up.

Large (30 million) pack, to treat 100sq.m

Stir to disperse the nematodes, add water to bring up to 5 litres. Transfer half a litre of the stock solution to a can full of water and apply to 10sq.m. The solution can be poured onto the soil via the spout, or the can fitted with a coarse rose. Repeat until the stock solution is used up.

 

Application with a Birchmeier Nematode Applicator

A hose end dilutor specially designed to apply nematodes.  A constant dilution rate of 50/1 ensures accurate and easy application.

 

Small (12 million) pack to treat 40sq.m

Mix the pack of nematodes with 400ml of cool water.  Add mixture to diluter bottle, screw on mixing unit and shake well.  Fit hosepipe, turn tap fully on and apply until the container is empty.

Large (30 million) pack to treat 100sq.m

Mix the pack of nematodes with 4 litre of cool water.  Stir and add 1 litre of nematode mixture to diluter bottle.  Screw on hose cap, shake well.  Fit hosepipe, turn tap fully on and apply until the container is empty.  Repeat until all mixture used.

 Some other brands of hose end dilutors can also be used, check manufacturer’s instructions first for suitability.

Disclaimer

Agralan Ltd and the seller are not liable for personal injury or property damage or loss, including crop damage or lack of performance, due to circumstances beyond their control, like a product user’s failure to comply with the directions.  Buyer and user assume all risks for these events.

Slug Control with Phasmarhabditis 

Arguably a gardeners number one pest! They feed on a wide range of plants causing severe damage on older plants and killing young plants.

Slug nematodes are a pesticide-free alternative of keeping slugs under control by introducing parasitic nematodes (Phasmarhabditis sp.) 

The parasitic nematode, Phasmarhabditis sp. is used as a non-chemical means of control. These nematodes are harmless to plants, pets and the wider environment.

Although best applied to bare soil, they can be used on existing crops, ornamentals or containerised plants. Edible crops can be picked immediately after application, there is no harvest interval.

These UK native, microscopic worms feed and multiply inside the slug. The infected slugs tend to hide underground where they stop feeding and die. Supplied as an easy-to-mix powder to be diluted with water before use.

Easy to apply just mix in water (as per instructions) and apply to moist compost/soil using a watering can or sprayer. 

Apply between March and October. A second application may be advisable 6-8 weeks later. 

Small Pack treats 40 sq.m (12 million)

Large Pack treats 100 sq.m (30 million)

Instructions for use

Control of Slugs with Nematodes

The parasitic nematode, Phasmarhabditis sp. is used as a non-chemical means of control. These nematodes are harmless to plants, pets and the wider environment. Although best applied to bare soil, they can be used on existing crops, ornamentals or containerised plants. Edible crops can be picked immediately after application, there is no harvest interval.

Follow instructions as above but use the following dilution rates

 

When to treat

Any time from March to October when soil temperatures are above 5°C. Try to apply in the evening, or in dull, cloudy weather to avoid exposure to bright sunlight.

How to treat

It is vital to apply to moist soil/compost as the nematodes are unable to move in dry conditions.

Mix the nematodes in clean water, stir, dilute if necessary and apply immediately using a watering can, sprayer (remove any filters, nozzle aperture must be at least 1mm) or hose-end feeder.

See below for detailed instructions.

A hose end dilutor, specially designed to apply nematodes accurately and simply for the control of slugs, vine weevil, chafers and leatherjackets, is available from Agralan. 

 Water again and keep the soil moist for 14 days.

The small pack (12 mil) will treat an area of 40sq.m, the large pack (30 mil) will treat an area of 100sq. m.

Storage

The unopened pack may be stored in the salad drawer of a fridge (5°C) but must be used by the expiry date on pack.  Do not freeze.  Once opened, the entire pack contents should be used immediately.

 Application with a watering can

 Quarter fill a clean bucket with cool/tepid water.  Open the tray of nematodes and tip the entire contents into the water.   

Small (12 million) pack, to treat 40sq.m

Stir to disperse the nematodes, add water to bring up to 4 litres. Transfer 1 litre of the stock solution to a can full of water and apply immediately to 10sq.m of soil.  The solution can be poured onto the soil via the spout, or the can fitted with a coarse rose. Repeat until the stock solution is used up.

Large (30 million) pack, to treat 100sq.m

Stir to disperse the nematodes, add water to bring up to 5 litres. Transfer half a litre of the stock solution to a can full of water and apply to 10sq.m. The solution can be poured onto the soil via the spout, or the can fitted with a coarse rose. Repeat until the stock solution is used up.

 

Application with a Birchmeier Nematode Applicator

A hose end dilutor specially designed to apply nematodes.  A constant dilution rate of 50/1 ensures accurate and easy application.

 

Small (12 million) pack to treat 40sq.m

Mix the pack of nematodes with 400ml of cool water.  Add mixture to diluter bottle, screw on mixing unit and shake well.  Fit hosepipe, turn tap fully on and apply until the container is empty.

Large (30 million) pack to treat 100sq.m

Mix the pack of nematodes with 4 litre of cool water.  Stir and add 1 litre of nematode mixture to diluter bottle.  Screw on hose cap, shake well.  Fit hosepipe, turn tap fully on and apply until the container is empty.  Repeat until all mixture used.

 Some other brands of hose end dilutors can also be used, check manufacturer’s instructions first for suitability.

Disclaimer

Agralan Ltd and the seller are not liable for personal injury or property damage or loss, including crop damage or lack of performance, due to circumstances beyond their control, like a product user’s failure to comply with the directions.  Buyer and user assume all risks for these events.


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