Asked by: Birgit Zywiyask
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th January, 2020

How long can you store Beneficial nematodes?

2 weeks

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Likewise, people ask, do nematodes expire?

Do not use nematodes at are past their expiration date. You can apply them using a watering can, sprayer and hose attachment or misting system. It is very important that you mix and apply your nematodes quickly so they don't 'expire' in the can.

Secondly, how do you know if Beneficial nematodes are alive? If nematodes are alive, you will see sinusoidal [“S”-shaped] i.e. snake- like movement of all the species of beneficial entomopathogenic nematode including Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, H.

Additionally, how long do beneficial nematodes last?

Beneficial Nematodes have a two month shelf life if refrigerated. However, they can live in the soil, at levels high enough to control pest insects, for around 18 months.

Are beneficial nematodes safe?

Being natural, beneficial nematodes are safe to use around humans, children and pets. Being natural, they're safe too for soils and wont harm non-target organisms such as bees or pollinators. The “mode of action” of beneficial nematodes is like something from a horror film (at least for the target pests).

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