Swirski-Mite

Amblyseius swirskii (predatory mite)

$148.50

Description


Use Swirski-Mite for:

  • Young larvae of various thrips species
  • Eggs and larvae of whitefly
  • Russet Mites

Packaging:

1 L bottle, contains 50,000 predatory mites

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

 

General information


When to use Swirski-Mite?

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

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


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 Shale Peak Horticulture specialist.

SWIRSKI

unit amount

rate/m2

m2/unit

sq ft/unit

Preventative

50,000

25

2,000

21,520

Curative light

50,000

50

1,000

10,760

Curative heavy

50,000

100

500

5,380

*Application rates can vary depending on actual conditions.

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

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.

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. Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC 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

Important

  • Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  cannot be held liable for unauthorized use.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

Side effects

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