Semaspore Bait, a Persistent Biological, and EcoBran for Quick Knockdown
How To Use
Modern baits provide lasting protection from grasshoppers one which:
- Kills grasshoppers at their source — the hatching beds — where they are concentrated, before they can migrate to your crop.
- Persists throughout the hatching and growing season and at least through the following year.
- Provides quick-kill of any survivors from the hatching beds or migrants from other areas which might threaten your crop.
Semaspore Bait (the Nosema locustae protozoa attached to wheat bran) is the bait which is applied to the hatching beds — grassy areas, particularly those with southern exposure and more-sandy soil. This biological agent is only toxic to grasshoppers, killing about half those in the hatching area, and infecting most of the remainder. These infected survivors (which eat little and lay few and infected eggs) are necessary to infect new hatchlings and migrants, through cannibalism — this provides the persistent protection. The disease also carries-over to the next year via the infected egg cases and infected cadavers which overwinter. (more…)