Vial Applications (Option 1): Open vial in greenhouse or growing area. Make introductions early in the day or in the afternoon. Walk around the area to be treated with the open vial at a 45° angle. Gently tap the open vial while walking through the crop to evenly distribute the adult parasites. Recap the vial and wait for more adults to hatch. Repeat distribution daily for 2-4 days. Place vial upright in crop for 3-4 days afterwards until all mummies have hatched.
Vial Applications (Option 2): Tie the vial so it hangs among the leaves and leave the vial in the greenhouse for 3-4 days. This allows remaining parasites to escape as they emerge from mummies. Repeat the distribution of adults daily for 2-4 days until most adults have emerged. Finish by placing the open vial next to the crop in case more hatch.
Environment: Aquaponics, Container Plants, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Orchards & Vineyards, Outdoors, Vegetable Gardens
Use Aphelinus abdominalis in greenhouses or in crops and fields to prevent outbreaks of various aphid species including Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato aphid) and Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove aphid). Effective in temperatures above 68°F.
Storage: If not releasing immediately, store in a cool area away from direct sunlight.