Catalog of Beneficials

 

Caterpillar (Moth) & Grub (Beetle) Control

Bracon hebetor

Cotesia plutellae

Geocoris punctipes

Goniozus legneri

Podisus maculiventris

Trichogramma Wasps

Pediobius foveolatus

 

Also see

Lacewing and ladybugs, general predators

Sc nematodes parasites on caterpillars and Hb or Hi for grubs

Botanigard/Mycotrol fungal pathogen of soft bodied insects

Monterey Garden Insect Spray - Spinosad - for caterpillars, thrips, leaf feeding beetles

Bt bacterial pathogen of caterpillars

Neem oil, botanical antifeedant

Hot Pepper Wax, Hot Sauce, garlic, antifeedants, repellents

CideTrak feeding attractant for cucumber beetle (corn root worm) --not registered in CA

 

BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST RATE/FREQ CODE QUANTITY PRICE
Bracon hebetor

Caterpillar Parasite

parasitic wasp, larval parasite

caterpillars, moth larvae   BRACON1 100/bottle INQUIRE
Cotesia plutellae

Diamondback Parasite

parasitic wasp

diamondback moth   PLUTE1 200/bottle INQUIRE
 
Goniozus legneri

Navel Orangeworm Parasite

parasitic wasp

navel orangeworm, carob moth 1K/acre

1 yr I,

2-3 X

GO1 10+ units (min) 67.50
50+ units 50.00
Podisus maculiventris

Spiny Soldier Bug

predatory bug

 

Available as eggs or as a combination of nymphs and adults

 

caterpillars, beetle grubs, MX bean beetle, CO potato beetle, hornworm, cabbage looper, webworm, armyworm, distribute in crop to min cannibalism

25 eggs per tree

 
PODIEGG 250 eggs/bottle 73.00
5+ bottles 60.00
10+ bottles 58.00

1-10 per

plant. 5 per tree

 

PODI50 50 per tray nymphs/adults 95.00
5+ trays 81.00
TRICHOGRAMMA WASPS

Parasitic Wasps To Kill Moth Eggs

Available on RVI cards or loose. Our perforated and punched card with 30 release units was designed by Jan Dietrick to improve Trichogramma production and release. Each unit or tab has a built-in hook that fits over a quarter-inch stem. We make our cards from black card stock to optimize emergence. Cut it into 30 hangable tabs and hang tabs on or near plants, vines or trees.

Discounts for advance production agreements:

  • 2% discount with 12-week advance deposit of $1,000
  • 4% discount with 12-week advance deposit of $3,000

We contract with researchers and grower groups to produce the Trichogramma species and strains recovered in pest moth eggs on local farms and will train and equip local biocontrol technicians to grow local strains.

Trichogramma is a very minute wasp that lays its egg in the eggs of moths. To use them effectively, you put them out when you see the first flight of moths whose caterpillars cause damage to plants.

The County Ag Commissioner or University extension agent can tell you the usual time of moth flight. Monitor during that time period with simple light traps, pheromone traps, or other methods to detect when moths are flying before they start laying eggs. This is when to call to arrange Trichogramma shipments. Continue to release Trichogramma until the adult moth counts decline. You may have a local Pest Control Advisor who has developed labor-saving techniques, such as ATV-mounted blowers or aerial release on local crops. Ask us for referrals.

Rate/Freq: (good timing, higher frequency during moth flight, more important factors than wasp numbers) Use generally card to 2 cards per acre weekly during moth flights, increasing with moth trap counts. For corn and tomatoes, use 1/10 card per acre per week. Part of your Trichogramma order can be packed cold so you can store for release every 3 or 4 days over a 2-week period.

 

BENEFICIAL TARGET PEST CODE PRICE

Trichogramma pretiosum

available

row crops, vineyards TPR1 see

table

below

Trichogramma brassicae

available

European cabbage butterfly, cutworm, corn earworm, European cornborer, cabbage looper, armyworm TBR1

Trichogramma platneri

available

orchards, more common West of Rockies TPL1

Trichogramma minutum

available

trees, bogs,more common East coast TM1

 

BENEFICIAL QUANTITY

PRICE

QUANTITY PRICE

Trichogramma

Trichogramma spp.

all species same price

100K parasitized eggs/card

card 26.50 FOR LOOSE PRICES, PLEASE INQUIRE!!!  
5+ cards 22.00
10+ cards 17.80

1/3 card - 33,000

parasitized eggs

40+ cards 15.90

TPR3

 

17.00
200+ cards 15.45
TPL3
17.00

Trichogramma Card Cut it into 30 hangable tabs, and hang tabs on or near plants to be protected.

Each unit or tab has a built-in hook that fits over a quarter-inch stem. We make our cards from black card stock to optimize emergence

 

Schedules 4+ shipments   10+ shipments 100K Loose
BENEFICIAL QUANTITY

PRICE

 

PRICE

PRICE/UNIT
 

Trichogramma all species same price

 

10 wk advance notice needed to plan production

card 23.85   22.53 PLEASE INQUIRE!!!
5+ cards 19.80   18.70
10+ cards 16.02  

15.13

75+ cards 14.31   13.52

 

 

Beetle Grub Parasites

Pediobius foveolatus

parasitic wasp

20 mummies/unit, 25 wasps/mummy

does not overwinter

Mexican bean beetle larvae, timing critical, lavae must be present unit/400 ft2 , 100/acre PEDMUM

20 mummies/unit

65.00
5+ units 44.00
10+ units 41.00
PED1K 1000 adults/bottle 104.00
5+ units 83.00
10+ units 80.00


and Sc nematodes parasites on caterpillars and Hb for grubs

 

 

Aphid Biocontrol

Mealybug, Scale and Whitefly Biocontrol

Mite and Thrips Biocontrol

Caterpillar (Moth) Biocontrol

Fly Control

Leafminer and etc Biocontrol

Trichogramma bulletin

Trichogramma release techniques

Trichogramma species