Swirski-Mite

Swirski-Mite Predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii

Use Swirski-Mite for:
  • Young larvae of various thrips species
  • Eggs and larvae of whitefly
Packaging:

500 ml bottle, contains 50,000 predatory mites

Each bottle with dosage cap contains predatory mites (nymphs and adults) mixed with bran

General information

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When to use Swirski-Mite?

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). 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

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Application 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 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.

Handling

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

Dosage

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.

Swirski-Mite preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 25/m² 50/m² 100/m²
m²/unit 2.000 1.000 500
Interval (days) - - -
Frequency 1x 1x 1x
Remarks - start when thrips or whitefly is present infested areas only, always in combination with other beneficials

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