Biopar

Biopar Muscidifurax raptorellus

Use Biopar for:
  • (stable) flies, like the housefly (Musca domestica)
  • biting stable flies (Stomoxys spp.)
  • housefly (Fannia spp.)
Packaging:
  • 400 ml cardboard tube, containing parasitized fly pupae, from which 15,000 parasitic wasps hatch
  • 3.3 litre cardboard tube, containing parasitized fly pupae, from which 150,000 parasitic wasps hatch

General information

When to use Biopar?

For the biological control of different (stable) flies, like the housefly (Musca domestica), biting stable flies (Stomoxys spp.), and the lesser housefly (Fannia spp.), which comprise 95 percent of the flies in manure accumulations.

How does Biopar work?

When the adult parasitic wasp emerges (within 2-5 days after receipt of the product) from the pupal shells, they will start searching for fly pupae. After parasitism, wasps of the new generation can be expected in approximately 2-3 weeks.

How to use Biopar

Application Biopar

  • Distribute the material in heaps near to the places where the flies pupate.
  • Make sure the material is distributed on dry places or on dry(er) manure.
  • Place close to concrete or stable edges or in furrows.
  • If necessary lightly cover the Biopar pupae to protect them.

Start introduction as soon as flies can be expected during the fly season. If a population peak of flies can be expected, a more frequent introduction may be necessary to ensure a constant release of wasps. Parasitic wasps are just one tool in an integrated program to control stable flies. In order to have a successful program it is necessary to practice good sanitation to eliminate conditions that are favorable breeding places for flies. Keep manure as dry as possible and avoid spilling water and food. Because wasps only parasitize fly pupae, measurements to eliminate adult flies are also recommended.

Best working conditions for Biopar

Efficacy reduces at low (under 15°C/59°F) or high temperatures (higher than 38°C/100.4°F).

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Biopar, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Use product upon arrival
  • Storage after receipt: max. 5 days
  • Storage temperature: 10-15°C/50-60°F
  • In the dark

Dosage

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice requires detailed information on local factors, such as local conditions and the level of infestation. To ensure a correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Biopar

Rate

Interval (days)

Frequency

Catlle

200-400/animal

14

during whole fly season

Calves

800-1,000/animal

14

during whole fly season

Horses

200-500/animal

14

during whole fly season

Pigs (with biofly)

200-500/animal

14

during whole fly season

Sheep and goat

400-800/animal

14

during whole fly season

Chicken

2-10/animal

14

during whole fly season

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