Catalog of Beneficials

 

Leafminer, Mexican Bean Beetle Controls

 

Leafminer Controls

    Dacnusa sibirica

    Diglyphus isea

    Diglyphus isea, Dacnusa sibirica mix 1:1

   

 

Mexican Bean Beetle Controls

    Pediobius foveolatus

   

Also see Lacewing a general predator.

Steinernema feltiae nematodes foliar for leafminers

For Bulletins on how to use each of these insects in a biocontrol program see Bulletins.

 

Leafminer Controls

  • Use Dacnusa and Diglyphus for leafminers in greenhouse crops. Dacnusa is best during the winter in colder houses until temps get above 70° F. Inoculate in the spring with Diglyphus, it will increase rapidly in presence of host and warm temps.
  • Reflective bench covers have recently been shown to reduce infestations.

LEAFMINER BIOCONTROLS

 

BENEFICIAL

TARGET PEST

RATE/FREQ

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Dacnusa sibirica

Leafminer Parasite

parasitic wasp

leafminer – cooler temp

500-2K/acre1/10 miners

1 wk I, 3-5 X

DA250-K

250/bottle

N/A

5+ bottles

N/A

Diglyphus isea

Leafminer Parasite

parasitic wasp

leafminer, 2nd, 3rd instar – in hot temp

500-1K/acre

1-2/100 ft2

2 wk I, 2-3 X

DIG250

250/bottle

85.00

5+ bottles

73.00

10+ bottles 70.00 

D. sibirica : D. isea

Leafminer parasites

1:1 mix

leafminer, mix

"

DADI250-S

250/bottle

N/A

5+ bottles

N/A

 

 

Beetle Grub Parasites

BENEFICIAL

TARGET PEST

RATE/FREQ

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Pediobius foveolatus

parasitic wasp

20 mummies per unit, 25 wasps hatch per mummy

does not overwinter

Mexican bean beetle larvae, timing critical, lavae must be present

1,000 wasps per 3,600 sq ft or 1,200 ft row.

1 mummy per 75 sq ft or 25 ft row of beans.

One spring release as soon as MBB larvae are present

PEDMUM

 

$10 handling charge per shipment

20 mummies /unit

63.00
5+ units 50.00
10+ units 48.00

PED1K

 

$10 handling charge per shipment

1000 adults/bottle 104.00
5+ units 96.00
10+ units 93.00

 

 

PRODUCT

TARGET PEST

RATE/FREQ

CODE

QUANTITY

PRICE

Monterey Garden Insect Spray - spinosad leafminers, others - works by contact and by ingestion use 2 oz. per gallon of spray SPINOSADP pint 35.00
6+ pints 24.00
SPINOSADQ quart 47.00
6+ quarts 35.00
SPINOSADG gallon 110.00
4+ gallons 102.00
12+ gallons 99.00

 

 

 

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Aphid Biocontrol

Mealybug, Scale and Whitefly Biocontrol

Mite and Thrips Biocontrol

Caterpillar (Moth) Biocontrol

Fly Control

Leafminer and etc Biocontrol