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Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection - More and more people are growing their own fruit and vegetables, as fresh produce straight from the garden tastes so much better. But things can go wrong! Apply Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection (formerly known as Nemasys Grow Your Own) to protect your fruit & veg from insect pests WITHOUT using chemicals.

Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection is a unique mix of nematodes, which protects your fruit & veg from a broad range of pests. Nemasys® F&V is suitable for use on organic crops & will NOT harm pets, children, wildlife or bees. Nemasys® F&V works at temperatures above 12c/40f, so apply UNDERGLASS all year round or apply OUTDOORS during the growing season.

 

Nemasys® F&V is a perishable product, so order when you are ready to apply.

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Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection (formerly Nemasys Grow Your Own) Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection (F&V) is the best green solution for pests in your vegetable garden. Growing your own fruit and vegetables is very popular, so children know where their food comes from PLUS home grown fruit and veg tastes so much better. But things can go wrong and pests can attack your produce, so stop this happening by applying Nemasys® F&V during the growing season to control insect pests without using chemicals. Nemasys® F&V works at temperatures above 12c/40f, so apply UNDERGLASS all year round or apply OUTDOORS during the growing season i.e. between March and October. Available NOW.

N.B. Nemasys® F&V is a perishable product (it will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge), so order when you are ready to apply. 

 

Nemasys® F&V - This unique mix of different nematodes will protect your fruit and vegetables from the main insect pests including carrot root fly, cabbage root fly, cutworms, onion fly, sciarid fly, caterpillars, gooseberry sawfly, thrips, and codling moth. Nemasys® F&V is safe to use on food crops, is suitable for use on organic crops and it will not harm pets, children, wildlife or bees. Apply Nemasys® F&V to the soil with a watering can / hose end feeder to control soil based insect pests (soil temp of 12c required) OR apply with a sprayer to control caterpillars and thrip and continue to apply while the pests are active. Nemasys® F&V is supplied as a powder, which is mixed with water and each pack will treat up to 60sqm/70sq yds (to treat a smaller area just make the solution stronger as it is impossible to overdose).

  • To control soil based pests - Apply Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection at 2 weekly intervals throughout the growing season. Order Nemasys® F&V individually or we recommend the twin pack (2 packs per delivery), giving 4 weeks control (use one and pop the other one in the fridge to use 2 weeks later) and save money too.
  • Control caterpillars (including Box Tree Caterpillars)/ sawfly / codling moth - Apply Nemasys® F&V 3 times at 7 day intervals when the the caterpillars are 1st spotted and re-apply as necessary to keep caterpillars at bay. We supply in a triple pack (3 packs per delivery - apply 3 times at 7 day intervals) and save money too.

Nemasys® F&V SINGLE Pack (2 weeks control) treats 60 sqm

Nemasys® F&V TWIN Pack - 2 Packs sent together (giving 4 weeks control - use one at a time at 2 week intervals) each pack treats 60 sqm

Nemasys® F&V TRIPLE Pack - 3 Packs sent together for controlling caterpillars, sawfly and codling moth (apply 3 times at 7 day intervals) each pack treats 60 sqm

 

"I purchased your Nemasys® nematodes to control Carrot Root Fly and the results so far are really encourgaging. After many efforts at controlling these pests, your product has done the trick - far better than planting french marigolds and / or spring onions between the rows." R Walker

 

How is it sent? - Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection is a perishable, living product, so it is sent out fresh by Royal Mail 1st class post. Being a perishable, living product, it must be used before the expiry date (which is marked on the inside of the pack and will be at least 2 weeks) and it must be stored in the fridge until it is needed. Once opened, the contents do not keep, so it must be used in one day - do NOT store the made up solution or powder. 1 or 2 packs will go through your letterbox and should be popped in the fridge as soon as possible - they are fine on the doormat while you are at work. N.B. Large orders i.e. 5 or more large packs will not fit through the letterbox, so someone will need to be in to receive it.

 

How to apply? - Apply Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection to the soil with a watering can or hose end feeder to control soil based insect pests OR apply with a sprayer to controlling caterpillars and thrip.

 

Haws Rose no.14 Rose - Watering cans need to be fitted with a coarse rose. We recommend using the Haws Rose no.14, as not all roses are suitable. Hose-end feeder - Used for applying large packs of nematodes. This feeder can also be used for applying liquid feed to plants and lawns. Attaches via standard hose-pipe connector and features both a rose head and jet spray as well as an on / off switch for water flow.

 

 

Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection - Apply it early BEFORE you see the pest and continue to apply it while the pest is active (i.e. to control carrot root fly apply between mid-April and mid-July) See the list below for specific timings for pests :- 

 

PEST

DESCRIPTION

HOW AND WHEN TOU TREAT

Carrot Root Fly

A widespread pest of carrots, parsnips, celery, celeriac & parsley causing tunnels in the roots. Carrot Root Fly can be a particularly problem in old established gardens where the pest builds up each year. It lays eggs in the soil adjacent to the plant, the eggs hatch out and the 9mm yellow/white maggots burrow into the roots. The maggots stay in the ground over winter, pupate and the life cycle starts again in the spring. Two further generations can appear during the year.

Apply Nemasys® F&V as a drench after sowing and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season.

Cabbage Root Fly A pest of all brassicas (cabbages, cauliflowers, etc) and root vegetables (turnip, swede and radishes). The fly lays eggs in the soil near the plants and when the eggs hatch the maggots feed on the plant roots. Older plants may survive an attack, but grow slowly and wilt on sunny days. Cabbages often fail to heart and cauliflowers form a tiny heads. Brassicas are particularly vulnerable as seedlings, as they can be be killed by the maggots. The maggots eat the fine roots and just leave a rotting stump, or when roots are swollen as in radish, swede and turnip, they will bore into the roots leaving an inedible mess.

Apply Nemasys® F&V as a drench after sowing and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season.

Onion Fly Attacks onions, leeks, shallots and garlic. The eggs of the onion fly are white and are laid near the base of the plant or in the leaves. In early summer the eggs hatch and the maggots attack the roots causing them collapse and die. In late summer a second generation feed on the swelling onion bulbs causing them to rot. The severity of attacks varies from year to year but, in a bad year, it is almost impossible to grow these crops.

Apply Nemasys® F&V as a drench after sowing and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season.

Box Tree Caterpillars These caterpillars feeds on box plants causing severe defoliation and produce large amounts of webbing. As the caterpillars feed, areas of dieback may appear, which will be especially apparent on trimmed plants. Box Tree Caterpillars are greenish-yellow with black heads and once fully grown the caterpillars reach up to 4cm in length and will have a thick black and thin white stripes along its body. It overwinters as a caterpillar, hidden between leaves that have been spun together with silk. In the spring, the moths appear.

Apply Nemasys® F&V 3 times as soon as the caterpillars are first seen (normally May). Repeat 3 times at 7 day intervals. Re-apply as needed to keep the box plants free of caterpillars.

General Caterpillars Occur from spring to early autumn. Caterpillars can decimate a vegetable plot, especially brassicas PLUS they love ornamentals such as roses. The caterpillars feed on the outer leaves leaving holes and can completely strip leaves.

Apply Nemasys® F&V 3 times as soon as the caterpillars are first seen (May - September) applying to all leaf surfaces. Repeat 3 times at 7 day intervals.

Gooseberry Sawfly This pest attacks gooseberries and red and white currants and can strip them of all leaves. Gooseberry Sawfly Caterpillars are up to 20mm long, pale green with two of the species being heavily marked with black spots. Damage starts mid to late spring, but there can be several generations in a season. Apply as soon as the caterpillars are first seen applying to all leaf surfaces, making sure the spray comes into contact with the caterpillars.

Apply Nemasys® F&V 3 times as soon as the caterpillars are first seen (normally May) applying to all leaf surfaces. Repeat 3 times at 7 day intervals.

Cutworms Cutworms are soil-dwelling caterpillars of several species of moth. The can be up to 40mm long and are creamy-brown, greenish-brown or greyish-white in colour. They emerge in June / July and feed on vegetables, fruit and ornamental plants. A second generation then hatches out in August/September causing even more damage. Cutworms cause damage by chewing the base of stems, roots, leaves and tubers. Roots may be severed just below the soil or the outer bark is eaten away leaving the plant to wilt and die. They may attack root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots leaving cavities in them.

Apply Nemasys® F&V as a drench after sowing and repeat fortnightly throughout the growing season.

Thrips Thrip attacks plants including African violet and chrysanthemum - damaging growing points and causing mottling, distortion and blistering of leaves. On cucumbers fruit is small and twisted.

Apply Nemasys® F&V 3 times as a drench AND to the foliage at 2 week intervals throughout the growing season.

Nemasys Fruit and Veg Programmes

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Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection Programmes - For the best results apply Nemasys® F&V regularly every 2 weeks. Nemasys® F&V is a perishable product, so our unique planned programme is designed to make your life easier and keep your vegetables and fruit pest free throughout the growing season and SAVE money too! Each delivery consists of 2 applications which are applied at 14 day intervals giving 1 months control.

  

Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection Programmes - Order a programme and we will despatch the 1st lot of 2 packs ASAP and then AUTOMATICALLY top you up with with 2 fresh packs of Nemasys® F&V at 4 week intervals until the end of the programme and save money too!

  1. Choose a 3 pack programme. (4, 5 and 6 pack programmes have been removed for this year as the last packs would arrive too late in the year.)
  2. The 1st 2 packs of the Nemasys® F&V will be despatched ASAP - apply 1 pack on arrival and then pop the 2nd pack in the fridge and use it 2 weeks later.
  3. We will continue to send you 2 fresh packs of Nemasys® F&V at 4 weeks intervals until the end of the programme.
  4. Use the table below to check the delivery dates of your programme. N.B. If any of the dates are inconvienient, simply email us the order number and any alternative dates and we will alter the programme accordingly. 

1st Delivery

2nd Delivery

3rd Delivery

w/c 26/06

w/c 24/07

w/c 21/08

w/c 03/07

w/c 31/07

w/c 28/08

w/c 10/07

w/c 07/08

w/c 04/09

w/c 17/07

w/c 14/08

w/c 18/09

Caterpillars inc Box Tree Caterpillars

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Controlling Caterpillars (including Box Tree Caterpillars, Codling Moth and Gooseberry Sawfly) with Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection (formerly known as Nemasys® Grow Your Own)  - Caterpillars are the larval stage of butterflies and moths and they can decimate both ornamentals and edible crops. Control caterpillars / Box Tree Caterpillars / sawfly / codling moth naturally by spraying with Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection 3 times at 7 day intervals when the caterpillars are 1st spotted.

N.B. Nemasys® F&V is a perishable product, so order when you are ready to apply.

 

Controlling Caterpillars - Young caterpillars "graze" on the underside of leaves, but as they grow they cause more and more damage to leaves, flowers, growing tips and fruit. Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection is effective at controlling a wide range of caterpillars, but is harmless to children, pets and other wildlife and can be used on food crops up to harvest time. As Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection is a cure rather than a preventative measure, apply the nematodes when the caterpillars are 1st spotted (normally August / September) and re-apply as necessary to keep caterpillars at bay.

 

Box Tree Caterpillars - These caterpillars feeds on box plants causing severe defoliation and although it is native to East Asia it has become well established in parts of London and some of the surrounding counties. The caterpillars eat the box leaves and produce large amounts of webbing. As the caterpillars feed, areas of dieback may appear, which will be especially apparent on trimmed plants. Box Tree Caterpillars are greenish-yellow with black headsand once fully grown the caterpillars reach up to 4cm in length and will have a thick black and thin white stripes along its body. It overwinters as a caterpillar, hidden between leaves that have been spun together with silk. In the spring, the moths appear - they have brown or clear wings and are about 4cm in width. It is believed to have two or three generations per year. Control Box Tree Caterpillars by spraying with Nemasys® F&V in the Spring (late March onwards) as soon as the 1st caterpillars are spotted and the daytime temp is 12c and then repeat as needed to keep the caterpillars under control. It is also important to treat in Sept / Oct (before the temp drops) to kill as many of the caterpillars before they over-winter.

 

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Controlling Gooseberry Sawfly - Gooseberry Sawfly is a devastating pest of - yes! gooseberry bushes. The sawfly caterpillar attacks the leaves in late spring and can quickly strip them -often just leaving the mid rib intact. Damage usually starts in late spring and can continue until mid summer as successive generations attack the leaves. Control Gooseberry Sawfly by spraying with Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection when the sawfly caterpillars are 1st spotted - normally mid May.

 

Controlling Codling and Plum Moth - Codling Moth caterpillars are small and white with a brown head and they burrow into apples and pears in mid to late summer. Control colding / plummoth naturally by applying Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection in September / early October with a sprayer to the tree trunk, the main branches and the soil beneath the tree to kill the over-wintering larvae and pupae. Control Codling and Plum Moth by spraying with Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection in September / early October.

 

 

Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection - Each pack of Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection contains a unique mix of different nematodes, which protects your plants, fruit and veg from caterpillars. It is suitable for use on organic crops & it will NOT harm pets, children, wildlife or bees. To control caterpillars order 3 packs of GYO and apply them 3 times at 7 day intervals. Each pack will treat up to 60 sqm of plants. Make sure to wet the area before the application to increase the humidity and thus provide a better environment for the nematodes in order to keep them alive for as long as possible. Mix the first sachet of nematodes with water and apply with a sprayer directly to the affected plants making sure the nematodes come into contact with the caterpillars. The nematodes enter the caterpillars and kill them. The whole process is repeated 7 day later using the 2nd and 3rd fresh pack of nematodes. Store the sachets in a fridge and use them before the expiry date (approx 4 weeks).  
 

Kathy Doyle, Deputy Head Gardener at Garden Organic, Ryton, says After the first application in mid May, I didn’t see any caterpillars, but as the instructions told me to give it further drenches, I did so.  Last year I spent so much time handpicking caterpillars off my plants that it was great to find a biological control for them this year. We had very limited damage to our gooseberry bushes by drenching them with nematodes and the whole trial was very successful.  We shall go on using nematodes to combat Gooseberry Sawfly and when the Soil Association visited they were happy with the use of nematodes as well.”