Larva BioControl is a biological control agent that uses live entomopathogenic nematodes to control insect larvae. Larva BioControl is lethal within 24-48 hours and is effective on 300+ types of larvae when applied to plants foliarly or to soil as a drench. Our proprietary in-vivo technologies and advanced packaging solutions allow for a shelf life of up to 2 months and extendable to 5 months, if kept under standard refrigeration.
Category: BioControl Agents
To properly activate Larva BioControl, mix one (4 oz.) pack of product with twenty-five gallons (25 gal.) of water. It can also be used in higher dilution ratios, but always respecting the application rate of product per area. Mix continuously during application to avoid settling of the nematodes. Maintain solution or tank mix temperature below 86°F (30°C). Use 6 of the 4 oz. (113 g) packs per acre with 25-50 gallons of water to foliar spray or 250-500 gallons to irrigate the soil. After activation, spray the product onto plant leaf or drench the soil. Do not apply prior to excessive rains, since this may reduce product effectiveness.
Larva BioControls active principle is an entomopathogenic nematode (Steinernema carpocapsae) that is extraordinarily lethal to many critical insect pests, yet its safe for plants and animals.
The nematode juveniles used in the Larva BioControl product seek out insect hosts and initiate infections. The nematodes penetrate into the insect body cavity. Once in the body cavity, a symbiotic bacterium is released from the nematode gut, and causes rapid insect death. The nematodes feed upon the bacterial nutrition, thereby liquefying the host.
Contact with eyes may cause mild irritation. It is non-toxic to people and livestock and causes no pollution to water or soil. Appropriate land management practices should be used at all times with any pesticide; this material should be prevented from entering public or private water supplies (including wells) and any lake, stream, or river.
Larva BioControl was tested on a wide variety of insects with an observed efficacy greater than 80%. With 3-stage spraying, efficacy proved to be greater than 90%. See below the efficacy of Larva BioControl in a few insect test examples.
|Crop Type||Mix Rate||Product Amount||Foliar Spray(25-50 gal)||Soil Drenceh (250-500 gaL)|
|Fruits Flowers Vegetables Rice||0.16 oz (1 tsp) or 4.5 g/ 1 gal 16 oz (453.6 g)/ 100 gal||Minimum 50 million nematodes in one pack||0.55 oz (15.6 g)/ 1,000 ft2 1.5 lbs (680 g)/ Acre 3 lbs (1.36 kg)/ Ha||0.55 oz (15.6 g)/ 1,000 ft2 1.5 lbs (680 g)/ Acre 3 lbs (1.36 kg)/ Ha|
This product contains living organisms that require special handling and application procedures.
|Steinernema carpocapsae (active)|
|Carrier Substrate (Vermiculite)|