Sportnem-H – for the control of Chafer Grubs & Bibionid Fly, which contains the insect pathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, which target chafer grubs in turf. Applied as a drench, the nematodes move through the moist soil to find a Chafer Grub releasing symbiotic bacteria which feed on the host. In addition to Chafer Grubs Sportnem H also controls Bibionid Fly.
Sportnem T – for the control of Leatherjackets, contains the insect pathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae. These are effective against a number of turf pests, especially the larvae of Crane Flies (Tipula spp.) and others. Once the nematodes have been released into the soil, they seek out the larvae and penetrate them via the epidermis or via natural orifices such as the mouth, the anus, and breathing holes. The nematodes feed on the contents of the grubs, excreting specific
bacteria from their digestive tracts as they do so.
Nemaflo is a specifically designed carrier to aid the movement of insect-parasitic or entomopathogenic nematodes into the soil profile to the target pest. Nemaflo is designed to partner Sportnem H and Sportnem T and any other soil applied beneficial nematode product. The most important reason to use a carrier is that the nematodes, being very small, can get ‘stranded’ within a water droplet.