Use Swirski-Mite Plus for biological pest control of young larvae of various thrips species and eggs and larvae of whitefly (both Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci). Use Swirski-Mite Plus as a preventive method and when the first signs of a pest appear.
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).
Measures improving the moisture balance in the sachets, such as placing the bottom of the sachet on moist substrate, will have a positive effect on the longevity of 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.
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
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
Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration
Koppert Biological Systems cannot be held liable for unauthorized use.
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.
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