Koppert's nematode products, Larvanem and Sportnem-H, are now available in a new formulation. The composition of the carrier material has been entirely changed with a new formulation based on 100% biodegradable formulants. The new formulation has the advantage of being much easier to dissolve, making it fully compatible with the available spraying/irrigation systems in the market, including Dosatron.
Larvanem and Sportnem-H are the last products in the Koppert nematode portfolio to switch to this new formulation. In 2020 the nematode Steinernema feltiae and Steinernema carpocapsae-based products became available in this new formulation.
'Users will not easily notice the change based on the look & feel of the new formulation, except for the bags in the outer box which have a different color now, namely green,' says Product Manager Cyrille Verdun. The formulation still looks the same, is powder-like, and becomes a gel once water is added. It leaves no residue and has the same efficacy.
It remains crucial that nematodes are applied correctly to reach the required effectivity.