Encarline Mix Encarsia formosa and Eretmocerus eremicus

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Encarline Mix biological control agent mix contains the hymenopterous parasites, Encarsia formosa and Eretmocerus eremicus. It controls the younger larvae of greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, and silverleaf/sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, by host feeding and the older larva by parasitism (reproduction).

Key Features

  • Broad-spectrum control of whitefly.
  • Efficacy at broad temperature range.
  • Saves time when unable to identify whitefly pests.

Main uses

  • Greenhouse whitefly
  • Sweet potato whitefly

How It Works

  • Eretmocerus eremicus is better adapted than Encarsia formosa to high temperatures and those that fluctuate strongly from day to night.
  • Where the two are used together to control Trialeurodes, Eretmocerus becomes dominant during periods of hotter weather.
  • Using the two species in combination provides improved control of Trialeurodes throughout the season.

Available delivery systems

  • Hanging Cards - 15,000 pupae in total on 250 cards (60 pupae per card). Lots of cards gives many release points and therefore a consistent protection for your crop.
  • Blister packs that contain 10,000 pupae in total - 40 blisters, with each blister producing a minimum of 250 adult Encarsia formosa and Eretmocerus eremicus. Blisters make product clearly visible and allow you to judge quality and emergence more easily.

Handling & Storage

Instructions for Card use

  • Open the box in the greenhouse.
  • Separate individual cards by tearing strips along perforations.
  • Always handle cards by the tops. This prevents damage to pupa in the card recess circle.
  • Place or hang cards in a shady position level with lower leaves.
  • Avoid contact with growing media.
  • Distribute cards uniformly throughout crop.
  • For advice on recommended release rates, consult The Bioline App.

Instructions for Blister Pack use

  • Remove the sheet of blister packs from the envelope and separate along the perforations.
  • Bend the card forward slightly at the top of the blister, and pull the tab up.
  • Hang on the plant in the shade, out of direct sunlight.
  • For advice on recommended release rates, consult The Bioline App.

Storage and transport

  • If not using immediately, keep in outer box in a cool place (5-10°C).
  • Use within 18 hours of receipt.
  • Keep out of direct sunlight.