The application of nematodes can be done using various methods such as using standard spray equipment, lances or Dosatrons via irrigation lines or watering cans in small areas.
Nematodes are generally quite resistant to pressure and will not be harmed by the pressures regularly found in hydraulic spray equipment. However, it is essential to follow the manufacturers guidelines and these few general rules.
• Fine filters should be removed as these can create blockages when applying nematode products.
• Ensure irrigation lines are free of deposits that may cause blockages.
• Water temperature should be between 5 and 20°c and the water tank needs to be constantly agitated during application.
Apply drench treatments between 5% and 10% of pot volume. For example, a 1 litre pot would require a drench of 50ml to 100ml of diluted product.
Always follow the manufacturers guidelines and these few general rules.