Nematode Hosepipe Feeder
The effectiveness of nematodes in controlling notorious garden pests such as slugs and vine weevil larvae is not open to question - and applying these allies of the gardener just got a whole lot easier, courtesy of this Nematode Hosepipe Feeder
The effectiveness of nematodes in controlling notorious garden pests such as slugs and vine weevil larvae is not open to question - and applying these allies of the gardener just got a whole lot easier, courtesy of this Nematode Hosepipe Feeder. Suitable for use with all the nematode-based biological control measures we supply, the feeder attaches to the end of a hosepipe by way of the Hozelock fixing. Choose from 3 spray patterns and turn off supply at the flick of a water flow switch.
- Easily connects to a hosepipe with the Hozelock fitting (included)
- Simple to use and supplied with full instructions
- 3 spray patterns
- Water flow on/off switch
- Ideal for regular applications of nematodes
- Also suitable for applying foliar sprays and soluble feeds
To download a PDF guide explaining how to use your Nematode Hosepipe Feeder, click here
Best way for spraying the Nematode's, and a lot easier than a watering can .
This is simply a feeder - not a specially designed product for watering in the slug killer. Very difficult to know when the product has all been dispersed as the 'tank' remains full of water and the product is not coloured like feed (which looks more dilute as you water).
Being an avid user of nematodes I had always gone through the drawn out process of applying them with a watering can. It turned the process into a bit of an ordeal, especially as this year I had the added complication of having a slipped disc. So when I saw this hosepipe feeder I realised that my life had become a whole lot easier. On first use and application of the nematodes, I actually had a smile on my face!
Slug damage can be recognised by the irregular holes with smooth edges they make on leaves and nearby will be evidence of their slime trials. They are particularly fond of succulent seedlings, which when left unprotected, can be totally destroyed in a single night.
As well as attacking the leafy parts of plants, slugs will also feast on your fruit and vegetable crop. Slugs will chew holes in your ripening strawberries and tomatoes. Potatoes are particularly vulnerable, since they are attacked without the slugs having to leave the safety of being underground.
Nemaslug Slug Killer
Nemaslug controls all common species of small to medium sized slugs (up to 8cm - 2.5-3 inches). Start your control regime early and you will be able to target the young slugs growing under the ground feeding on humus.
Nemaslug uses the nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, which was discovered by scientists at the government research institute at Bristol, England.
One application of Nemaslug provides 300,000 nematodes for every square metre of soil, giving at least six weeks control of slugs. This is generally enough time for seedlings and bedding plants to get well established.
Nemaslug is easy to apply and does not leave any unsightly residues. The majority of the slugs will die underground, so don't expect to see dead slugs lying around.
Apply Nemaslug to moist soil. The soil temperature should be 5ºC (40ºF) or over (this is when plants start to grow). Nematodes are capable of surviving the odd frost; so don't worry if the temperature falls after you have applied Nemaslug. Metaldehyde based slug pellets are reported not to be effective below 7ºC.
Potatoes are susceptible to slug attack later in the season than most other plants. So you can delay applying Nemaslug till 6-7 weeks before harvest, when the tubers are most likely to be eaten by slugs.
Unlike some controls, Nemaslug continues to work well during wet weather - exactly when you need protection against slugs!