It won’t be long until temperatures begin to rise, and vegetable planting plans can be put into place. At the same time, though, pests will be beginning to prepare themselves for attack!
To make sure that produce remains untouched throughout the season, it’s important to get pest control regimes sorted early. A regular drenching of Nemasys Biological Fruit and Veg Protection, part of the award-winning Nemasys range*, will safeguard precious vegetable plants and fruit trees against a whole host of pests including carrot root and cabbage root fly, cutworms, onion, sciarid and shore fly, caterpillars, gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth.
The product, which is compatible with organic gardening, contains microscopic organisms (nematodes) which are naturally occurring in the soil, and that seek out and kill specific target pests. Nematodes attack the pest by entering its body and releasing a bacterium which quickly and effectively kills it. The nematodes then reproduce inside the dying pest and release a new generation of hungry nematodes, which disperse and search for further prey, protecting the area for up to six weeks.
By tapping into the benefits of this naturally occurring friend of the gardener, soil can remain healthy.
Each pack of Nemasys Biological Fruit and Veg Protection contains around 10 million beneficial nematodes which are mixed with water and applied to the soil or plant by watering can with a coarse rose or a hose-end sprayer. Depending on the pest being controlled, the mixture can be used as a foliar spray to control, for example, young caterpillars.
An entire season’s worth of pest control can be purchased now via online stockists, to be delivered fresh, straight to your door. This means that all of your planning can be done now, and you can concentrate on planting and growing, safe in the knowledge that your pest control is taken care of.
To find out more about how nematodes work, take a look at this short video – https://youtu.be/JHNG1KSluh0
For further information please visit https://www.nemasysinfo.co.uk/ and follow basf_nemasys_uk on Instagram.
* Nemasys won Best Pest Control Product at the 2021 Grow Your Own Great British Growing Awards.