Entonem- Entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema feltiae

Use Entonem for: Biological control of diverse soil-dwelling and foliage-feeding pests.

When to use Entonem? Use Entonem for the biological control of: 


Sciarids flies larvae (Lycoriella spp, Bradysia spp.)

Leafminer larvae (Liriomyza spp.)

Shore fly larvae (Scatella spp.)


Thrips pupae and larvae (Frankliniella occidentalis)

Coleoptera - Weevils

Black vine weevil larvae (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)

Other weevil larvae (Otiorhynchus spp.)

Lepidoptera - Caterpillars

Tomato leaf miner larvae (Tuta absoluta)

Noctuids larvae Armyworms (Spodoptera spp.), Cotton bollworm, Corn earworm (Helicoverpa spp.), tomato looper (Chrysodeixis chalcites), cutworms (Agrotis sp.), silver y moth (Autographa gamma).

Oak processionary moth larvae (Thaumetopoea processionea)

Common swift moth larvae (Korscheltellus lupulina)


Sycamore lace bug (Corythucha ciliata)

How does Entonem work?

The nematodes enter the pest and release symbiotic bacteria into the body cavity. These bacteria convert the larval tissue into a food source, on which nematodes feed, develop, and reproduce. The host pest dies within a few hours to days after infection. The Infected host turns yellow to brown but may be difficult to find, due to rapid degradation in the growing media, or, as with foliar pest, it simply falls to the ground.

Best working conditions Entonem

Soil or air temperature below 5°C and above 35°C can be lethal – the optimum range is between 14 and 26°C – however, our R&D proved that Entonem can give great results in circumstances where temperatures fluctuate between 5 to 14°C  within 24 hours as well. It only needs more time to reach significant efficacy. Entonem can therefore be considered as a cold tolerant nematode.

Nematodes are susceptible to ultraviolet light (UV): do not use them in direct sunlight; the moisture content of the soil must be kept high for several days after application. When possible, irrigate the crop before and right after application.

For foliar application, spray Entonem when relative humidity will exceed 75% for several hours post treatment; an adjuvant and/or an anti-desiccant/humectant additive can be beneficial. Ask your Koppert representative/distributor for more information.

Spray in the evening (or morning in some cases) allowing nematodes to work for several hours within the optimal range of temperature and humidity, as described above.


1. Immediately upon receipt, take the box out of the shipment parcel.

2. Refrigerate at a temperature between 2°C and 6°C (35-43°F) in a ventilated refrigerator/cold room.

3. Keep away from direct sunlight.

Observe the use-by date shown on the box.

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Entonem - 50 million pack

  • Brand: Koppert
  • Product Code: 50million
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 55.00€

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