ENERMIX / Encarsia formosa + Eretmocerus eremicus
ENERMIX / Encarsia formosa + Eretmocerus eremicus

ENERMIX / Encarsia formosa + Eretmocerus eremicus

Mix of two parasitic wasp species Eretmocerus eremicus and Encarsia Formosa
 
Target
Use Enermix for the biological control of greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) and tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) during the second to fourth larval stage.
 
Packing
Enermix is sold as cards (wrapped in plastic) on cardboard strips in a box containing parasitized whitefly pupae that hatch parasitic wasps.
  • Small: 10 cardboard strips with 5 cards each, hatching 3,000 parasitic wasps
  • Large: 50 cardboard strips with 5 cards each, hatching 15,000 parasitic wasps
Dosage ENERMIX

 
Rate (ind./m2) m2/ unit Frequency Interval (days) Remarks
  Preventive    3 1000  - 7 - 14  
  Light curative    6 500 min. 3x  7
release until control
is achieved
   Heavy curative  
 9
330
min. 3x
7
release until control
is achieved

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a specialist of our company.
 
How does Enermix work
Female adult parasitic wasps parasitize second to fourth stage larvae of the whitefly. Host feeding also takes place.

Application Enermix
  • Open package carefully inside the greenhouse •
  • Bend strips and tear off. Start tearing opposite hang-up hole 
  • Suspend the cards among the crop, if possible approximately 75 cm below the top of the plant and not in direct sunlight
  • Do not touch the pupae
  • Use Enermix as a preventive method and when the first signs of the pest appear.
Handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Enermix, please follow the instructions below.
 
Storage
  • After receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C
  • In the dark
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on beneficials. Check here