SWIRScontrol TURBO [500 sachets] (AB1) (Amblyseius swirskii)c

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SWIRScontrol (sachets) TURBO to control white fly and thrips

Amblyseius swirskii
SWIRScontrol contains the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii. This cream-coloured predatory mite prefers the non-mobile stages of whitefly, thrips larvae and spider mite. In addition to thrips and whitefly, this mite can also develop on plant food such as pollen and plant juices and will therefore easily establish itself in the crop. Swirskii originates from the Mediterranean region, which explains its good performance in warm and humid climatic conditions. 

The appearance of A. swirskii can hardly be distinguished with the naked eye from A. cucumeris or A. californicus. The predatory mite has no diapause but is often not active enough in winter for regular crops. The optimal development temperature is between 25°C and 28°C, and the predatory mite even remains active up to temperatures of 40°C. Under these conditions, its entire life cycle will be completed. Under these conditions, its total life cycle takes about five to six days and females lay on average two eggs a day. Below 15°C, its reproduction rate drops sharply. Temperature and light are important for the development of this predatory mite. A. swirskii can therefore be introduced from March to September.

SWIRScontrol should be used at an early stage of pest development. The predatory mite can be used in many different crops where thrips and whitefly occur. A. swirkskii is mainly found in the top of the crop where the pests are.

Product characteristics
- Eats both thrips and whitefly.
- Quick release due to TURBO formulation.
- Can be 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. They work according to a protocol to deliver the best quality to the customers.

SWIRScontrol TURBO is available in a package of 500 breeding sachets (minimum quantity of 250 predatory mites per sachets). The contents of a breeding sachet consist of various stages of Swirskii predatory mites, feeder mites and carrier substance (bran). The TURBO formulation ensures that the predatory mites leave the bag more quickly and enter the crop. The bags are equipped with a hook that makes it easy to introduce the predatory mites into the crop. The breeding bag has holes on both sides so that the predatory mites can leave immediately.

SWIRScontrol can also be supplied as:
- 500 breeding bags with hook (minimum output of 250 predatory mites per bag).
- 500 mini breeding bags without hook (minimum result of 250 predatory mites per bag).
- In tubes of 25,000 (1 litre) and 125,000 (5 litres) predatory mites as loose material (for spreading).

Instructions for use
Keep product cool until use. Allow the product to reach (greenhouse) temperature gradually. Avoid increasing the temperature too quickly as 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. Distribute the breeding bags as evenly as possible over the crop. Hang the bags in a place sheltered from the sun. Avoid contact with heating pipes and CO2 pipes. The extent of use always depends on the pest pressure in the crop, so ask the product specialist for the correct dosage.

Storage and transport
Check the product on receipt for deviations and report any complaints or comments within 24 hours. Use the product preferably immediately. If storage is required, the product should be stored horizontally and in the dark in a ventilated area at a temperature of 15-18°C and a humidity of 70-80% for a maximum of 24 hours. If the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions, Royal Brinkman cannot be held responsible for loss of quality.