Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer

Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer is just the thing for gardeners who have had their pot and border plants mysteriously killed by the underground, root-feeding menace of vine weevil larvae...More information

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Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer is just the thing for gardeners who have had their pot and border plants mysteriously killed by the underground, root-feeding menace of vine weevil larvae. These greedy grubs live in the soil, feed on plant roots - even burrowing into corms, tubers and rhizomes - and not surprisingly cause plants to wilt, keel over and even die.

Many ornamental plants and fruit bushes are affected by the larvae but the nematodes (Steinernema kraussei) which form the Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer soon hunt out and kill them when applied in spring and autumn. Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer relies on the soil temperature being in excess of 5ºC so can be used at any time of year indoors, and is supplied in two pack sizes; Small (covers 12 sqm or 210 x 7.5L pots) and Large (100 sqm).

Simply dissolve the entire pack into bucket to make a stock solution and then add 0.5L to a 5 litre watering can fitted with a very coarse rose and fill with water. This can then be watered on the garden or pots once soil temperatures hit 5°C. 

Or why not try Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer Double Pack; order just once and we'll send you a pack of Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer in spring and another in the autumn or if you choose one in autumn and another in spring for complete control. The Double Pack option saves you both having to re-order and a postage charge and is available in both Large and Small pack sizes. 

  • Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer contains Steinernema kraussei nematodes
  • Soil temperature for application is 5ºC
  • Indoor plants in greenhouses and conservatories can be treated with Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer throughout the growing season
  • Small Pack treats up to 12mor 210 pots (based on 7.5L pots)
  • Large Pack treats up to 100m2
  • Easy to mix and apply
  • Use watering can with a coarse rose to water area to be treated
  • Full instructions provided
  • Store Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer in fridge for up to 3 weeks
  • Must be used in one application
  • Impossible to overdose
  • Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer Double Pack option
  • Order one Double Pack and receive one Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer treatment in Spring and another in Autumn
  • Double Pack saves both re-ordering and a second postage charge

Nematode Pest Control Delivery

Being a live product, nematodes are ordered every week on a Monday to be delivered on Friday of the same week.

For example an order placed on a Friday would be ordered on the following Monday to be delivered on Friday of that week. 

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It really works By Anne Jenkins 5 5th May 2015

SImple, easy to apply, effective

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Works Wonders! By Anonymous 5 4th May 2015

I have used this product before, to control Vine Weevil found on Strawberries growing in Tubs. The Spring and Autum Treatment worked well, but I did not treat other neighbouring plants and shrubs and thus, 2 years on, strawberries became reinfected. Now widening the scope of treatment to include all my pot and tub grown plants.

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Brilliant By Kerry Stylianou 5 13th October 2014

As far as I can tell this is a brilliant product, I have got 3 Grape Vines and don't seem to have any problems with Vine Weevils, but as I have been using this product (Spring & Autumn) since I planted them 3 years ago (2011) I don't expect to get any.

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Vine Weevils

Vine weevils are beetles. They have a long thin snout and are approximately 8-14 mm (¼ to ½ inch) in length. They are dull black with patches of tiny yellow bristles. They cannot fly but can walk 3 miles in a year.

All adults are female and lay hundreds of white eggs, approximately 0.8 mm in diameter and round. They rapidly turn brown as they mature.

The eggs are often confused with slow release fertiliser pellets, such as, Osmocote, which are found in most common compost mixes. The Osmocote pellets are 2 mm in diameter, release liquid fertiliser when squashed and range in colour from yellow to dark brown.

The vine weevil larvae feed and grow throughout late summer and autumn. During winter their growth slows as temperatures decrease and feeding activity also decreases. As the temperature rises in spring, the larvae's activity starts to increase again causing more and more root damage

The vine weevil grub (larvae) is far more of a danger to plants than the adults. The young larvae feed on plant root systems, initially on small fine outer roots, but progressively attacking the more important main roots as they grow bigger.

Primulas, fuchsias, begonias, most evergreen plants and all plants in pots are particularly at risk. They also attack strawberry and raspberry plants.

Application

Small 12m2 pack

  1. Dissolve the entire contents of the pack in a bucket containing 1.5 litres of water to create a stock solution. 
  2. Stir vigorously and immediately take 0.5 litre of the stock solution, add to a 5 litre watering can fitted with a very coarse rose and fill with water.
  3. Apply the solution to a third of the soil area to be treated.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the whole area is treated.
  5. Water the treated area after application.

The small pack fills 3 watering cans of 5 litres and treats up to 12m2 or 210 pots (based on 7.5L pots). Also easily applied with a recommended garden hose applicator.

Large 100m2 pack

  1. Dissolve the entire contents of the pack in a bucket containing 10 litres of water to create a stock solution. 
  2. Stir vigorously and immediately take 0.5 litre of the stock solution, add to a 5 litre watering can fitted with a very coarse rose and fill with water.
  3. Apply the solution to a twentieth of the soil area to be treated.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the whole area is treated.
  5. Water the treated area after application.

The large pack fills 20 watering cans of 5 litres and treats up to 100m2. Also easily applied with a recommended garden hose applicator.

See how easy it is to apply Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer with the Video on the link above.

Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer is the simple solution to control vine weevil.

This already successful product has now been substantially improved. Over many years we have been working with HRI, the leading UK based horticulture research group, to bring forward this exciting development.

Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer contains a newly found nematode, Steinernema kraussei. This new nematode has some very impressive benefits including;

  • Ability to work at cold temperatures. This new nematode will work at temperatures down to 5ºC (40ºF) (Heterorhabditis required a minimum of 12ºC (54ºF)), so that you can protect your plants earlier in the year.
  • Most gardeners notice that they have a problem with vine weevils in February/March (this is when they notice their plants are sick), previously they had to wait until April/May to apply Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer, now they can use the product straight away from March onwards.
  • Prevention is better than cure, so it is better to apply the product in autumn, before the problem develops. Again the new Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer nematode will provide much improved performance here. In particular, gardeners can apply it well into November, providing a much longer application window.

To keep a minor problem at bay, one autumn treatment (September - November) should be adequate. For a serious infestation, treat in the spring and again in the autumn

Nematode Pest Control Delivery

Being a live product, nematodes are ordered every week on a Monday to be delivered on Friday of the same week.

For example an order placed on a Friday would be ordered on the following Monday to be delivered on Friday of that week. 

What The Press Say

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Which?10th August 2009

On Test: Vine Weevil Treatment

"70% of our triallists found no trace of vine weevil grubs in the soil or compost they'd treated the previous September. Of the 14 triallists who did find grubs, all but one said at least some of the plants they'd treated were grub-free which persuaded most to conclude it had worked, taking cost into account 40 of the 46 triallists would buy it."

Number of Articles: 1
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