When should Swirski-Mite LD be used?
Use Swirski-Mite LD for the biological control of pests of young larvae of different species of thrips, as well as eggs and larvae of whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci). Use Swirski-Mite as a preventive method and when the first symptoms of a plague are observed.
How does Swirski-Mite LD work?
Adult predatory mites look for their prey or wait for it to pass nearby and feed on it.
Application of Swirski-Mite LD
Use the envelopes as soon as possible after receiving them.
Hang the envelopes in protected areas in the crop, try not to expose them to direct sunlight.
The measures that favor moisture in the envelope, such as its placement with the bottom on the wet substrate, lengthen its useful life.
The envelopes can be placed directly in the crop because they already have an exit hole.
Envelopes should be handled by the cardboard strip at the top as predatory mites become easily damaged.
Optimal handling conditions of Swirski-Mite LD
The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause, therefore, it can be introduced in winter. It also tolerates high temperatures well.
Because biological beneficial organisms have a very short life cycle, they should be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after reception. Otherwise, its quality could be impaired. If you must store the product, follow the instructions indicated. Koppert México is not responsible for the loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended or under inappropriate conditions.