Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPeNs) are soil-inhabiting, lethal insect parasites that invade
the bodies of host insects. Once they have entered the host insect, they release toxic bacteria
which kill the insect pests by causing septicemia within 12-24 hours. They have a knock-down
effect on target pests.
Target pests: White grub, root grub, worms, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, etc….
When conventional pesticides are applied to the crop certain pests are able to escape by burrowing
into the soil for as long as the pesticide is effective. With EPeN they do not have this option as
they are targeted in the root zone itself.
1 Kg of EPeN powder contains approximately 5 million Infected Juveniles (IJ’s).
Method of Application:
EPeN formulated powder is mixed with FYM or any organic matter and broadcast in the soil.