APHIDALIA / Adalia bipunctata
APHIDALIA / Adalia bipunctata

APHIDALIA / Adalia bipunctata

Predatory beetle (ladybird)

Target
Various species/stages of aphids
 
Packing
Aphidalia is sold in a cotton bag containing 100 larvae in buckwheat
 
Dosage APHIDALIA
  Rate (ind./m2) m2/ unit Frequency Interval (days) Remarks
  Preventive      -    -    -   -   
Light curative     10   25   1x   -  
Heavy curative     50   5   1x   -  
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 Aphidalia work
Adult lady birds and larvae eat the aphids completely. Eggs are laid in aphid colonies. After emerging the larvae will search for aphids. Reproduction is not expected.

Application
Aphidalia In trees lining avenues
  • Open the bag and attach it with a nail or wire stitch on the tree near the first branch
  • For heavy infestations and a large amount of twigs, apply more bags
  • Apply 1 bag per 25 cm diameter of the stem of the tree, maximum 3 bags per tree
In the greenhouse
  • Apply the product on infested leaves
  • For heavy curative treatments, apply some material where most aphids are
  • The product can also be applied via Dibox applicators
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 Aphidalia, please follow the instructions below.
 
Storage
  • after receipt: 1-2 days
  • temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • in the dark
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on beneficials. Check here