How to use beneficial nematodes in your garden: Spring and summer are notably the best seasons for gardeners, with an abundance of flowers and crops blooming from March through to August. However, this also means you are likely to find an array of garden pests waiting to feast on your garden.
One of the best ways to control these pests in your garden is with beneficial nematodes such as Nemasys® and Nemaslug®. Beneficial nematodes are tiny, microscopic worms that attack, invade, and kill targeted species, offering advanced biological control of a wide range of pests including codling moth, vine weevil, leatherjackets, slugs and many more.
Treating your garden couldn’t be easier with Nemasys® and Nemaslug®. In just four simple steps you can reduce the population of unwanted pests in your garden.
- Mix your chosen nematode product with a small amount of water and stir thoroughly to ensure all lumps are fully dispersed before adding in the rest of the water.
- When using a watering can to apply the product, use a coarse rose. This is key as the nematode solution will get stuck in smaller holes.
- Keep the soil moist for a few weeks after application, to make sure the nematodes remain active.
- Repeat applications of nematodes may be required, especially when treating slugs.
Using nematodes in the right conditions is also a key factor. The product should be applied when the temperature of the soil is within the right range (usually between 5°C and 30°C, depending on nematode species) and when UV light levels are low, so ideally early in the morning or at dusk. Ensure you are targeting the right stage of the pest at the right time of year.
To find out more about how nematodes work, take a look at this short video – https://youtu.be/JHNG1KSluh0
For further information and to find a list of stockists, please visit https://www.nemasysinfo.co.uk/ and follow basf_nemasys_uk on Instagram.
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