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Swirskii-Breeding-System

Versatile and voracious predatory mite

What is Swirskii-Breeding-System?

  • The biological control agent Amblyseius swirskii
  • Most frequently used generalist predatory mite in covered crops
  • Efficient against e.g. whitefly and thrips
  • Delivered in breeding sachets  

What are the benefits of Swirskii-Breeding-System?

  • Continuous release of the predatory mites
  • Used preventatively
  • In addition to thrips and whitefly, they also eat other small pest organisms such as spider mites and tarsonemid mites
  • They easily adapt to high temperatures
  • They also survive on pollen
  • Excellent boost effect by feeding with Nutrimitein absence of prey 

How does biological control with Swirskii-Breeding-System work?

  • The predatory mites eat young thrips larvae
  • They also devour eggs and larvae of both the greenhouse and tobacco whitefly
  • The predatory mites eat 5 to 10 prey a day
  • A large food supply results in rapid population growth
  • By using the alternative nourishment Nutrimite, the A. swirskii population grows even without prey 

In which crops can you introduce Swirskii-Breeding-System?

  • Vegetable crops such as eggplant, cucumber and pepper
  • Soft fruit such as strawberry and raspberry
  • Ornamental crops such as gerbera and rose 

Want to know more? Please contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice.

Units

Swirskii-Breeding-System-100

Packaging: 100 sachets/box

Contents: at least 250 predatory mites

Carrier: bran with factitious prey

Walking out: approx 2.000 predatory mites over a 6 week period

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Swirskii-Breeding-System-500

Packaging: 500 sachets/box

Contents: at least 250 predatory mites

Carrier: bran with factitious prey

Walking out: approx 2.000 predatory mites over a 6 week period

 

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Swirskii-Long-Life-System-500

Packaging: 500 sachets/box

Contents: at least 150 predatory mites

Carrier: bran with factitious prey

Walking out: approx 2.000 predatory mites over a 8 week period

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