Catalog of Beneficials

 

Caterpillar (Moth) & Grub (Beetle) Control

Bracon hebetor

Cotesia plutellae

Geocoris punctipes

Goniozus legneri

Podisus maculiventris

Trichogramma Wasps

Pediobius foveolatus

Peristenus relictus or Peristenus digoneutis

 

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 N/A
Cotesia plutellae

Diamondback Parasite

parasitic wasp

diamondback moth   PLUTE1 200/bottle N/A
Goniozus legneri

Navel Orangeworm Parasite

parasitic wasp

navel orangeworm, carob moth 1K/acre

1 yr I,

2-3 X

GO1 10+ units (min) N/A
50+ units N/A
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

1-4 bottles 55.00
5+ bottles 43.00
10+ bottles 40.00

1-10 per

plant. 5 per tree

 

PODI50

 

50 nymphs/adults per tray

1-4 trays 65.00
5+ trays 53.00
10+ trays 50.00
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

Not 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 30.00 FOR LOOSE PRICES, PLEASE INQUIRE!!!  
5+ cards 25.00
10+ cards 22.00

1/3 card - 33,000

parasitized eggs

40+ cards 20.00

TBR3

 

19.50
200+ cards 19.00
TPL3
19.50
TM3
19.50

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 4-6+ shipments 7-9+ shipments 10+ shipments 100K Loose
BENEFICIAL QUANTITY

PRICE

PRICE

PRICE

PRICE/UNIT
 

Trichogramma all species same price

 

10 wk advance notice needed to plan production

card 27.00 25.80 25.50 PLEASE INQUIRE!!!
5+ cards 22.50 21.50 21.25
10+ cards 20.70 19.78

19.55

20+ cards 19.80 18.92 18.70

 

 

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

*$10 handling fee per order

20 mummies/unit

78.00
5+ units 67.00
10+ units 55.00

PED1K

 

*$10 handling fee per order

1000 adults/bottle 121.00
5+ units 114.00
10+ units 107.00
Peristenus relictus, OR Peristenus digoneutis, Lygus parasites Solitary parasitoid that attacks the Tarnished plant bug, Lygus herperus & Lygus lineolaris Release small colonies in permanent strips or borders of alfalfa refuge that will never be treated with pesticides

PERIS

 

*$10 handling fee per order

500 adults/bottle 115.00
5+ units 108.00
10+ units 100.00


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

 

Updated May, 2020