A.swirskii

ULTI-MITE SWIRSKI-MITE Plus, 250 A.swirskii /Sachet


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ULTI-MITE SachetMoisture Resistant and Drought Tolerant, the Ulti-Mite Swirski cultivation system enables more stable biological pest control. In suboptimal conditions, the new system outperforms comparable products based on the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii. These mites are used by farmers of peppers, strawberries, and other crops. The innovation makes the predatory mite available for a broader spectrum of cultures, including melons and citrus fruit. The bags are made from a newly developed film and can be industrially composted – which means they can be combined with plant waste for disposal at a composting plant.
 
Target : Young larvae of various thrips species, eggs and larvae of whitefly (both Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci)
  • Amblyseius swirskii can prevent and control various thrips species, in addition to offering some control of whiteflies and mites, including broad mites.

 

Introduction

  • hang sachets in the crop
  • sachets already have exit hole
  • hold sachets by the cardboard strip at the top, else predatory mites are easily damaged

The predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii is:

  • not susceptible to diapause, so can be introduced in winter
  • tolerant to high temperature
  • A. swirskii population starts to develop when day temperature regularly exceeds 20-22°C

Storage and handling

  • storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • storage temperature: 10-15°C/50-60°F
  • in the dark
  • provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation

Remarks

  • Amblyseius swirskii can also develop on pollen of sweet pepper and aubergine
  • apply preventive introduction on pollen only from the moment when crop flowers continuously

Appearance

  • Mobile stages: beige-pink, droplet shaped, 'pushed down' position on short legs
  • Eggs: oblong, transparant white
  • 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 Amblyseius cucumeris and Amblyseius californicus.

Mode of action:  Adult predatory mites search for their prey or wait for it to pass by, then suck it dry.

Precautions:  Inhalation of product may cause sensitization in case of mechanical application. Dust mask is recommended as protection for operator and people working near place of application.

Important! The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant will be able to advise you further.
 
Unit of packaging
  • Pack: ULTI-MITE sachet with hook.
  • Contains: 250 predatory mites + storage mites (all stages) mixed with bran,
  • 100 or 500 sachets per box

SWIRSKI-MITE PLUS

rate

m²/unit

interval (days)

frequency

remark

preventive

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28-42

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-

curative light

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28

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start when thrips or whitefly is present

curative heavy

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1

28

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infested areas only, always in combination with other beneficials

All times are Pacific Time Zone
Holiday Shipping Schedules apply to all products.

From Koppert's East and West coast shipping points:

  • Orders processed by Thursday, 10:30 AM, will ship the following Monday or Tuesday
    • Next Day Air or 2nd Day method when location and conditions allow
  • Orders processed by Monday, 10:30 AM, will ship on Thursday
    • MUST ship by Next Day Air
  • Please note:  If you select a 2nd Day shipping method at checkout, your order will be scheduled to ship the following Monday or Tuesday.
Koppert Shipping Schedule

Will Call pick-up on Friday's at Everwood Farm (flat rate shipping):

  • You must have an active Account to use this method.  Contact Us for details.
  • Orders must be processed by Thursday, 10:00 AM, for pickup the following Thursday
  • Model: ULTI-MITE_SWIRSKI-MITE_Plus
  • Manufactured by: Koppert Biological

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