What is in TERRANEM?
TERRANEM™ contains the insect parasitic nematode
, a natural enemy of the white grub of the European
Chafer, Japanese beetle, May & June beetles, all of which can cause significant
damage to lawns.
How does TERRANEM work?
When applied to turf the nematode enters the soil and searches for white grub
larvae. Once the nematode finds a grub it enters it through any opening and
begins the process of killing its enemy. The nematode species we use in our
product is normally present in the soil but not normally in sufficient numbers
to maintain control of the grub population.
What is the best time to apply TERRANEM?
TERRANEM should be applied during the early morning or late evening when the
intensity of sunlight is minimal. A cloudy or rainy day is also a good time for
nematode application. Nematodes should not be applied to hot or dry soil. If
the soil is hot or dry water thoroughly before applying the nematodes.
Does TERRANEM need agitiation once it is in the spray tank?
We recommend the product should be agitated in some manner while it is in the
tank. If in a small garden sprayer simply shaking the container gently every
few minutes will suffice. If in a large spray tank a mixer or circulating pump
will work well.
Are nematodes compatible with chemical pesticides?
Although nematodes can be applied together with some chemical products, they
should not be combined with any of the common pesticides. For best results with
nematodes, applications should be made 1 to 2 weeks before or after application
of chemical pesticides.
When do I apply TERRANEM?
Although beneficial nematodes can be applied any time pest larvae are present and soil temperatures are above 12-14 degrees centigrade, late summer and early
fall is the ideal time for application. The grub larvae are vulnerable as they are small, thin-skinned and near the surface feeding on grass roots.
In Western Canada this application takes place earlier due to the warmer climate. Application times run from mid to late July into August for best results.
Can TERRANEM be stored?
TERRANEM has a shelf life of 30 days under refrigerated conditions. If
purchasing at a garden products retailer check the expiry date on the bottom of
the package. If purchasing direct from our website (www.koppertonline.com)
your shipment will be packed in a styrofoam container with cool packs to
maintain correct temperature during overnight transport. On receipt the product
should be stored in a standard refrigerator until used. Once the product is
mixed it should all be used immediately. Fresh product always works best!
Where can I purchase TERRANEM?
Homeowners can purchase TERRANEM at leading garden centres in Ontario and
Quebec or through the Koppert Canada E-commerce website
. Professional applicators can purchase
commercial sizes of TERRANEM directly from Koppert Canada Limited.