Nematodes

Dragonfli Nematodes

There are many different types of nematodes, some beneficial and some less so! The nematodes used for insect pest control are called entomopathogenic nematodes , this group of nematodes are harmless to humans and wildlife and provide effective biological control for an increasing range of  plant damaging insect pests.

The success of nematode applications is influenced by the following factors:

  • Applying nematodes at the correct time of year
  • Ensuring soil or compost temperature is high enough for nematode activity
  • Creating the right environment for the nematodes i.e. moist compost/ soil or humid conditions for leaf application
  • Nematode products should be fridge stored if conditions are not suitable for fast application after receipt

Dragonfli source the highest quality, fresh produced nematodes supplied in a gel carrier, which leaves virtually no residues and does not contain any micro plastics in the carrier, which some nematodes producers use. Nematodes should be applied as soon as possible after receipt to get the best results, as long as the right environmental conditions are present.