Use Aphiscout as a preventative method or at the early stages of an aphid infestation when the species of aphid is not certain or unknown. The colour of a parasitized aphid gives an indication of which species of aphid parasitoid is effective against this species under the given conditions. Introduce large numbers of this specific parasitoid for a higher efficacy.
How does Aphiscout work?
Adult female parasitic wasps prey on aphids. Parasitized aphids swell and solidify into leathery, black-, grey-, or brown-coloured mummies. The first adult wasps emerge from the mummies approximately two weeks after introduction.
How to use Aphiscout
Peel off the outer layer of the label starting at the upper right corner
Hang the cylinder horizontally from a crop wire, branch, or leaf stalk by winding the label around it and sticking the end of the label back onto the label
Turn the lid until the small holes align with the opening
Use the peel-off label to mark where the product has been introduced
Best working conditions Aphiscout
The optimal temperature for Aphiscout lies between 16°C and 30°C.
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 Aphiscout, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.
Usable life: One to two days
Storage temperature: 8-10°C
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 Koppert specialist
or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.