Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A New Option for Turf & Citrus Pest Control - S. riobrave

ARBICO is excited to announce the launch of our newest species of beneficial nematodes – Steinernema riobrave

Compatible with other varieties of nematodes, S. riobrave has shown fantastic results in controlling white grubs, citrus weevil, plum curculio and other hard to treat pest insects affecting the citrus and turf industries. They are also useful for controlling pests in apiaries, home gardens and monocultured areas where crop- or species-specific pests are present.

Is It The Right Species For You?

While it does not go after the same range of pests as S. feltiae, many common pests can be controlled with S. riobrave. Some have even shown higher mortality rates when infected with S. riobrave than other commonly used species. These include:

Black Cutworms
Black Vine Weevil
Steinernema riobrave beneficial nematodes for turf and citrus pest control
S. riobrave Beneficial Nematodes
Citrus Root Weevil (Diaprepes Root Weevil)
Corn Earworm
Greater Wax Moth
Indian Meal Moth
Japanese Beetle Grub
Masked Chafer
May/June Beetle
Mole Crickets
Pink Bollworm
Plum Curculio
Red Flour Beetle
Small Hive Beetle
Strawberry Weevil
Subterranean Termites

If you are treating for any of the listed pests, S. riobrave will help you in that task.
Similar to our four other nematode species, S. riobrave nematodes attack the immature, soil-dwelling stages of their target pests. For that reason, they need to be sprayed into the soil for most applications. Timing applications properly is still important to maximize infection rates and prevent damage to the crops being treated. We encourage you to call us if you are unsure about the best time to apply nematodes for a particular pest or have questions about the nematodes themselves.

Beneficial nematodes work best when integrated with other pest management approaches, so don’t neglect the simple stuff. Whether it is trapping, knockdown sprays, proper monitoring, etc. our team of biocontrol specialists is happy to discuss the best ways to achieve control in your area. Contact us by phone or send your pest control questions to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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