Predatory Mites - SWIRSKI – IncrediGrow Garden Centre

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Predatory Mites - SWIRSKI

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Amblyseius swirskii is an incredibly effective small predator of many pests, providing a reliable and environmentally friendly biological control alternative to chemical treatments. Measuring approximatively 0.14 mm in diameter, these light brown mites are able to reproduce rapidly—with female Swirskii laying up to 40 eggs per day! Not surprisingly then, they have become widely utilized across agricultural and horticultural settings for their versatility at controlling various pest species such as thrips, whiteflies and other mite species. This predatory mite has demonstrated exceptional efficacy in crops cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, and plants ornamentals when temperatures are between 26-30°C. —Amblyseius swirksii has shown itself as one of nature’s most efficient predators!

Targeted crops

  • Ornamentals :
    • Begonias
    • Gerberas
    • Roses
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Tropicals, etc.
  • Potted beauties
    • Hibiscus flowers,
    • Poinsettias
    • Anthuriums
  • Vegetables :
    • Cucumbers
    • Eggplants
    • Beans
  • Small fruits :
    • Strawberries
    • Raspberries
    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries

Targeted pests

  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies
  • Tarsonemus
  • Spider mites

Amblyseius swirskii is most effective at temperatures between 20 and 32°C (68 and 90°F). It is not effective at temperatures below 18°C/64°F. Amblyseius swirskii is sensitive to relative humidity below 60%.

Combined use

Can be combined with Orius spp. and whitefly parasitoids. Do not combine with other generalist predatory mites (Neoseiulus cucumeris, Amblydromalus limonicus, Transeius montdorensis, Amblyseius andersoni).

SKU: KOP184-5431

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