Whitefly Control Encarsia (50m2)
- £9.99 Stock Status: In Stock
(Delivered direct from supplier between 10-14 days)
Small, white flying insects with sedentary larval stages (scales) which feed on plant sap, weakening the plants. The scales, which produce copious amounts of honeydew, are difficult to see, being a light creamy colour. Crops grown outdoors are not normally attacked (but may be attacked by other types of whitefly), but indoor crops are vulnerable, with tomatoes, cucumbers, fuchsias and soft-leaved ornamentals being examples of the most susceptible hosts.
Control with Encarsia parasite. Encarsia parasite are tiny parasitic wasps which lay their eggs in the whitefly scale, the Encarsia larva kills the scale which turns black before a new adult Encarsia emerges. Introduce as soon as whitefly are seen. Repeat applications are advisable if the problem is severe. Needs temperatures of 15 – 18 degrees for a few hours each day.
Available from – April to August.
500 will cover up to 50m2
Please note that these are live creatures and in order to arrive in prime condition, please allow 10-14 days for delivery.