MacTrix are sold by the 1,000 parasitised eggs (2 or 3 wasps emerge from each egg).
Prices range from $32 per 1,000 down to $26.50 per 1,000 for bulk orders (plus GST and Express Post postage). There is a further 5% discount for 10 or more week programs.
Recommended release rates: 1,000 parasitised eggs per hectare for at least 6 consecutive weeks - that is, costing from $160 per hectare for a 6 week program.
Note that for larger plantations the cost per hectare can be significantly lower per hectare if the cards are placed judiciously in areas where the nutborer first show up or in historical hot-spots.
Contact us or your consultant to determine an appropriate release rate for your property.
MacTrix are ordered in programs for so many hectares starting on a certain date. e.g. 10,000 per week for 6 weeks starting 5th December.
Programs can be much longer if you wish - starting earlier and ending later to catch more generations of nutborer and to further minimise the likelyhood of having to spray.
The start date may be moved as the season gets closer.
Orders are placed in advance to assist us in managing our insect culture and to enable us to supply as many growers as possible.
Download the MACTRIX ORDER FORM for posting or faxing to your crop consultant. Orders can be sent to us direct if your consultant prefers.
Orders Forms can emailed to: email@example.com
Or include the following information in email orders:
MacTrix are usually despatched on Tuesdays via Australia Post - Express Post. If they are despatch on another day you will be notified. When they are despatched the wasps have 3 days development before emerging. So if posted on Tuesday they will emerge on Friday.
Typically, parcels are posted on Tuesday, arrive on Wednesday, put cards out Thursday and wasps start emerging on Friday.
Ensure that the package is not left in a hot place especially in direct sunlight or in a closed car. Cards should be placed in an esky with a couple of ice bricks if you anticipate having to leave them in a hot location.
If you have to stall emergence of the wasps, place them in a fridge running between 5 and 14˚C, otherwise in an esky with a few ice bricks. This will slow the development of the wasps and delay their emergence.
Do not refridgerate for more than 4 days as fitness will decline.