Insects are large group of pest insects and consist of adult individuals, larvae and pupae. They cause damage to the root system and delayed growth. They also cause stem drilling and are the cause of leaf feeding.
Insects usually consume oxygen from the air. For those stages that occur in the soil and need to be addressed, oxygen reduction is only sufficient due to the growth of aerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria provide an extra remediation effect. Insects occur in various crops and invasive, quarantine insects are also known.
HERBIE LOWERS OXYGEN LEVEL
Treatment of the soil with Herbie is effective through the oxygen reduction that reaches to the groundwater level. All adult insects do not survive, even deep in the soil. Death occurs due to (secondary) suffocation. In practice this occurs within 1 to 3 days with an oxygen content <1%. WUR-Bleiswijk has reported positively on this. An investigation conducted by the Dutch Authority for Food also proved effective.
2-5 tons Herbie per hectare is sufficient for oxygen reduction and the cover period is a few days. The higher the temperature, the more active the insects (oxygen consumption) and aerobic bacteria (oxygen consumption), the easier result is achieved.