Viburnum beetles and their larvae feed on the foliage often reducing it to "lace" can defoliate viburnums - most of the damage is caused by the larvae in spring, but the adult beetles also attack the leaves in late summer. A common symptom is Viburnum tinus produces an unpleasant odour when attacked particularly when the foliage is wet. Viburnum beetle overwinters as eggs that are deposited in the bark of stems in late summer by the beetles. The larvae then emerge in April / May to feed on the leaves, before dropping to the floor and pupating in the soil emerge as adults in late summer. Treat the larvae with Nemasys F&V - EITHER treat the larvae on the bushes in April / May by sprayed 3 times at 7 day intervals. Then drench the soil UNDER and around the bushes with F&V (3 times at 7 day intervals) to target the larvae before they pupate (May - July). Make sure you apply in a big wide circle around each plant making sure you cover an area the size of the canopy.
N.B. Nemasys® F&V works at temperatures above 12°C/40°F and is a perishable product (it will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge), so order when you are ready to apply i.e. between April and July.
Nemasys® F&V - This unique mix of different nematodes will protect target a range of pests including viburnham beetle, 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 12°c 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).
Controlling Viburnham Beetle - Apply Nemasys® F&V 3 times at 7 day intervals when the the larvae are active (April / May) and then re-apply as a drench under the bushes to target the larvae before the pupate - May - July. We supply in a triple pack (3 packs per delivery - apply 3 times at 7 day intervals).
Nemasys® F&V TRIPLE Pack - 3 Packs sent together (apply 3 times at 7 day intervals) each pack treats 60 sqm for £16.99.
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.
N.B. Nemasys F&V needs a soil temperature of 12°C/40°F and is a perishable product (it will keep for approx 2 weeks in the fridge), so please order when you are ready to apply. As the biggest supplier of nematodes in the UK and because we have fresh deliveries of nematodes each week, you are guaranteed the freshest stock with the longest expiry date available. In the season our nematodes are dispatched DAILY by 1st class post.