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Wireworm Nematodes 60sq.m

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Wireworm Nematodes are a strategic solution crafted to combat the elusive wireworms, the larvae of Agriotes spp or click beetle. These nematodes, specially formulated to cover up to 60sqm, offer a potent defence against wireworm infestations, safeguarding your plants from the root-feeding damage inflicted by these troublesome pests. Particularly fond of potatoes, wireworms tunnel into tubers, potentially rendering them inedible in cases of severe infestation.

Wireworms, the larvae of the click beetle, pose a threat to plant roots, causing wilting and potential death, especially in younger plants. The female beetle lays eggs from late April to late July, often beneath the surface of lawns or soil covered with plant foliage.

Pest Appearance: Wireworm larvae are long, thin, shiny, yellowish-brown creatures with dark heads, resembling mealworms and measuring approximately 10 to 15mm in length.

Infestation Indicators: Wireworms can feed on seedlings, roots, and the base of stems, but the primary damage is to potatoes, where they tunnel into the tubers.

Initial Signs: Large populations of wireworms can cause affected plants to lack vigour and may result in plant death. Root crops, such as potatoes and carrots, may exhibit tunnelling.

Application Tips: If using over plants, water them within 30 minutes of application to wash the nematodes off the leaves and back onto the soil.

Ideal Application Conditions/Soil Temp: Avoid exposing nematodes to freezing or high temperatures. The minimum soil temperature for application is 10 degrees.

Storage Guidelines: Store nematodes promptly after delivery, keeping them in the fridge or below 5 degrees until the expiry date on the package.

Use the entire pack. Make a stock solution by emptying the whole packet into 6L of water and stir continuously. Use this solution within 4 hours. Take 0.5L of the stock solution and pour it into a separate bucket, mixing with 4.5L of water while stirring continuously. Transfer the 5L solution from the bucket into a watering can. Apply to the soil surface around the plant stems, with one watering can treating approximately 5m2. Repeat until all the stock solution has been used, then water the treated area with the watering can or a hose pipe.

When ordering just nematodes, delivery is free of charge. For all other items, we will either charge £4.98 for standard items, £6.99 for large items and £14.99 for oversized items. The correct delivery charge will be applied in the checkout. *some additional charges can be applied for larger and heavier items to highlands and islands.