SWIRScontrol [250 sachets] (AB1)

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Product description

SWIRScontrol (sachets) to control the whitefly and thrips     

Amblyseius swirskii 
SWIRScontrol contains the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii from the family of the phytoseiidae. This cream-colored predatory mite prefers the not mobile stages of whitefly, thrips larvae and spider mites. Besides thrips and whitefly this mite can also develop on pollen and plant sources such as vegetable saps and will therefore easily settle in the greenhouse. Swirski originates from the Mediterranean area, which explains its well-functioning in hot and humid climates.  

The appearance of the A. swirskii is barely distinguishable with the naked eye of the A. cucumeris or A. californicus. The predatory mite has no diapause, but in most regular crops it is not active enough during winter. The optimum growth temperature is between 25 °C and 28 °C, and the predatory mite remains active up to temperatures of 40°C. Under these conditions, its total life cycle is around five to six days. The females lay around 2 eggs a day. Below the15°C its reproduction strongly decreases. Temperature and light are important for the development of this predatory mite. A. Swirski is especially well usable from March to September.

SWIRScontrol needs to be used at an early stage of the pest development. The predatory mite can be used in a lot of different crops where there are thrips and white fly. You will find A. swirskii mostly in the top of the plant, where the pest is.

Product characteristics
• Eats thrips and white fly.
• Predatory mites can be used preventative
• Can be well used from march to September.
• Can be used in many different crops.
• Available in various formulations.

Quality control
At Royal Brinkman, a team of specialists checks the quality of beneficial insects, mites and nematodes. Based on a protocol they work to deliver the best quality to the customers.

Packaging
SWIRScontrol is supplied per 250 sachets (each sachet has a minimal outcome of 250 predatory mites). The content of each sachets is composed of various stages of swirski predatory mites, feeder mites and a carrier of bran. Sachets produce the biggest outcome of predatory mites and can be used preventative. Inside the sachets there's a continuous production of Amblyseius swirskii. The special formulation of the sachet ensures that the correct amount of mites leave the sachet weekly. The sachet is provided with a hole at each side. Trough these holes the predatory mites can leave the sachet and walk into the crop The sachet contains a hook, which makes it easier to introduce the mites in the greenhouse. 

SWIRScontrol is also available as TURBO formulation of  250 Sachets TURBO (minimal outcome of 250 mites per sachet). Because of a different formulation the mites will be introduced in the greenhouse quite quicker.

SWIRScontrol is also available as mini sachets of 500 sachets (minimal outcome of 250 mites per sachet). This package can be chosen depending on the crop. Having more introduction spots enables you to divide the predatory mites better trough the greenhouse.

Besides the sachets the Amblyseius swirskii is also available as loose material in tubes of 25.000 (1 liter) and 125.000 (5 liter) predatory mites.

User instruction
Keep product cool until use. Allow the product to cool down to (greenhouse) temperature. Prevent too rapid an increase in temperature, this can lead to a temperature shock for the predatory mites. Open the box with the bags in the crop. Tear the bags apart along the perforations. Spread the culture bags as well as possible over the crop. Hang the bags in a place sheltered from the sun. Avoid contact with heating pipes and CO2 piping. The degree of application always depends on the pest pressure in the crop, therefore ask the product specialist for the correct dosage.

Receipt and storage
Upon receipt, check the product for abnormalities and report any complaints or comments within 24 hours. Preferably use the product immediately. If storage is required, the product should be stored horizontally and in a dark place in a ventilated room at a temperature of 15-18°C and an relative humidity of 70-80% for a maximum of 24 hours. If the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions Royal Brinkman is not liable for any loss of quality.

> Amblyseius swirskii
> Minimal outcome: 62,500 predatory mites
> MBT/MPS: 990705