Please Note: All our biological pest control options are special order items since they are alive and would rapidly loose effectivity if stored for longer than a few days. Due to this, Predators are ordered specially for you from the manufacturer so there is a slower delivery on this item with an average lead time of 2 days.
Amblyseius swirskii (predatory mite for Thrips and Whitefly)
Pack size: Tea-bag sized paper sachet with hook.
Contains: 125 predatory mites + storage mites (all stages) mixed with bran per sachet.
Swirski mites can be used in a wide range of crops including ornamental, herbaceous and edible.
||Area covered per Sachet
||Interval between Applications
||28 - 42 days||Use every 6 weeks to ensure a healthy population.
|Curative - Light
||28 days||Start as soon after identification as possible.
|Curative - Heavy
||Use on infected areas only.
The predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii is:
Biological Beneficial’s have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described 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.
All stages can be found in the corner of main vein and lateral veins and in the flowers. It is not possible to distinguish Amblyseius swirskii in the field from Neoseiulus cucumeris and Amblyseius californicus which are other natural predators of Thrips.
Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by, they then insert their mouth pieces to suck the pest dry.
Predators can easily be effected when using other pesticides – If you spray your plants just before or after introducing any predators, the predator population will suffer severely and won’t be as effective against your pests.
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