Bioforce Aphidius - Seacliff Organics Living Soil Amendments New Zealand

Bioforce - Aphidius for Aphid Control (Drop-Shipped - There may be delays)

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Important shipping information & delays:

This product is drop-shipped by the manufacturer Bioforce to ensure your living organisms are received in the best possible condition so PLEASE NOTE: An email address must be provided so Bioforce can dispatch your order and ensure you receive parcel tracking details.

Also currently due to high demand, you will likely experience delays in receiving your Bioforce products. See below product description for more details.

Aphidius for Aphid Control

Aphidius is a small, 100% safe parasitic wasp that specialises in parasitising green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), melon aphid (Aphis gossypii) and many other aphid species.

Aphidius is known to be useful in indoor and outdoor crops such as, capsicum, cucumber, tomato, chrysanthemum and other ornamentals as part of an integrated pest management programme.

Aphidius is dispatched as “mummies" packed in a Petri dish or vial


0.2 Aphidius mummies per m2 as a PREVENTATIVE measure, preferably weekly
1-5 Aphidius mummies per m2 as a light to moderate CURATIVE measure, over several weeks

Heavier infestations of aphids can benefit from the simultaneous release of ladybird beetles and/or Orius , or may require initial chemical intervention (contact Bioforce to discuss). Because aphids breed very quickly, it is recommended that Aphidius is released at the first sign of aphid appearance. Aphidius can be hampered in summer from the presence of hyperparasites.

Aphidius is best suited to temperatures between 18°C and 30°C, and sustained temperatures over 30°C may reduce the effectiveness of this parasite.

Aphidius need the following handling and treatment:

  • On arrival, release Aphidius into the crop as soon as possible
  • Do not expose Aphidius to direct sunlight
  • Open the Petri dish or vial only once you are in the area in which Aphidius are to be released
  • Release Aphidius near an aphid ‘hot spot’, and then evenly distribute the mummies throughout the area requiring treatment

    Post Release:

    Aphidius will start parasitising aphids immediately on release, although you will not be able to confirm this until the parasitised aphid starts turning golden after 7 days (at 26°C) or longer if the average temperature is lower.

    Before introducing Aphidius into your crop please check residual chemical affects and ensure you know chemical compatibilities of products that may be applied.

    Important Shipping Information & Delays:

    NO LOCAL PICK UP: This product is drop-shipped by the manufacturer to ensure you receive the highest quality biological agents in the best possible condition and is therefore not available for local pick up.

    EMAIL REQUIRED: An email address MUST be provided in order for Bioforce to process and dispatch your order, and to ensure you receive your parcel tracking details to keep an eye on any delivery updates from the courier. You want these guys busy in your backyard, not sitting in a postal depot if you miss the delivery!

    DELAYS: Due to huge demand for biological control throughout the peak seasons, there is currently a back log of orders and there will most likely be a delay in the Bioforce team shipping your products around these peak times. Depending on the breeding rate and order volume at the Bioforce grounds, you could see delays of 2 weeks or more.

    Please contact if you have any further queries.