Use Swirski-Mite for biological pest control of young larvae of various thrips species and , eggs and larvae of whitefly (both Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci) and tarsonemid mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus). Use Swirski-Mite as a preventive method and when the first signs of a pest appear.
How does Swirski-Mite 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
Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
Press in the centre of the cap to open the dosage hole
Sprinkle material on leaves
Choose at least 4,000 introduction points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface
Use (Mini)-Air(o)bug if necessary for the mechanical distribution of Swirski-Mite
Precautions: In case of mechanical application inhalation of the product may cause sensitization. A dust mask is recommended as protection for operators and people working near place of application.
Best working conditions Swirski-Mite
The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause. Therefore, it can also be introduced during the winter time. It is tolerant to high temperatures; a swirskii population starts to develop when the temperature during the day regularly exceeds 20-22°C/68-72°F.
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into 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, 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: 12-14°C/50-60°F
In the dark
Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation
The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored
advice can be provided if information is available on the
local factors that need to be taken into account, such as
the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation.
For the correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist
or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.
start when thrips or whitefly is present
infested areas only, always in combination with other beneficials
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