Trichogramma pretiosum - Ideal for moth control on short crops: LOW FLYER.
Case Count: 6
WTRICH1TB - 10,000 Eggs on Hanging Cards in Retail Package
WTM100KTB- 100,000 Eggs on Hanging Cards
Gypsy Moth, Codling Moth, Diamondback Moth, Oriental Fruit Moth, Tomato Pin Worm, Cabbage Looper, Imprted Cabbage Worms, Tent Caterpillars and Tobacco/Tomato Hornworm.
Trichogramma are pale-yellow micro-wasps, 1/100 inch long, smaller than a pinhead, drill through moth eggs to deposit 1 to 3 of their own eggs depending on moth egg size.
Trichogramma is a very minute wasp that lays its eggs in the eggs of moths. The wasps are shipped as immatures inside moth eggs glued to small cards that can be attached by hand to infested plants. Aerial application is possible for large acreage's. Keep the cards in a warm, humid place out of direct sunlight until the emerging adults can be seen as small dots moving around in the closed container. A few tiny caterpillars may also be found in the container because it is very difficult to obtain 100% parasitization of the moth eggs, but these are harmless in most crops.
Trichogramma are shipped as pupae ready to emerge as adults, usually glued to perforated cards. Each card can then be broken into thirty 1-inch squares to permit even distribution in fields and orchards.
Cut the Trichogramma Card into 30 hangable tabs, and hang tabs on or near the plants to be protected. Each unit or tab has a built-in hook that fits over a 1/4 inch stem. Card stock is black to optimize emergence. Keep cards out of direct sunlight.
As the parasite develops within the egg, it turns black, and after about 10 days, an adult Trichogramma emerges. Adult Trichogramma can live up to 14 days after emergence.
The best time to release is early morning or evening when direct sunlight will not hit the cards. Avoid making releases under extremely hot, cold, rainy, or windy conditions.