Swirski-Mite plus

Swirski-Mite plus Predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii

Use Swirski-Mite plus for:
  • Young larvae of various thrips species
  • Eggs and larvae of whitefly
Packaging:
  • Box with 100 sachets
  • Box with 500 sachets

Each paper sachet contains 250 predatory mites and storage mites mixed with bran

General information

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When to use Swirski-Mite plus?

Use Swirski-Mite Plus for biological pest control of young larvae of various thrips species. Swirski-Mite Plus also works against both eggs and larvae of whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci). Further, use Swirski-Mite Plus preventatively and at the first signs of pest's presence.

How does Swirski-Mite plus work?

Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by and subsequently feed on their prey.

How to use Swirski-Mite plus

Application Swirski-Mite plus

  • Use sachets as soon as possible after receipt
  • Hang sachets in sheltered locations on the crop (no direct sunlight)
  • For best results place sachets so that the bottom is touching the moist substrate. This will increase the longevity of the product.
  • Sachets can be placed directly into the crop (sachets already have an exit hole)
  • Handle sachets by the cardboard strip at the top; predatory mites are easily damaged

Best working conditions Swirski-Mite plus

The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause and therefore can also be introduced during the winter time. It is tolerant to high temperatures; a swirskii population starts to develop when the temperatures during the day regularly exceed 20-22°C/68-72°F.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced to the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Swirski-Mite Plus, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 10-15°C/50-60°F
  • In the dark
  • Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation

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