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New 2017 season - we have started taking orders for 2017, we have switched on all the varieties so have a look around and order now.


New season Seed potatoes are available for 2017, order now.

Swirskii Breeding-System

Too cold or early for biocontrol

As the growing season has finished and the soil temperature drops, it means it is too cold or too early to apply biocontrol. You can still order now but these won't be sent out until 2017..

What will happen to my order, we will put all biocontrol orders together and once the conditions become suitable to apply the control we will send the items out to you, so plan now for 2017.

Swirskii Breeding-System


This gluttonous predatory mite plays an important role in biological crop protection. It feeds on a wide range of prey as well as pollen and is adaptable to high temperatures.

Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) swirskii needs a satisfactory food source for a fast growth of its population and prefers mainly young stages of whitefly and thrips. It consumes around 5-10 prey a day. A. swirskii also feeds on pollen and to a certain degree on spider mites and tarsonemid mites. It is suitable for cucumbers, aubergines, peppers and strawberries but not tomatoes.

The optimal development temperature is between 25 and 28C and the predatory mite stays active even up to temperatures of 40C; it needs a minimum temperature of 15C.

Order the number of weeks you want below, for larger areas, order multiple cards each week.

  • 1 to 3 cards ~ 1.75 each
  • 4 to 7 cards ~ 1.63 each
  • 8 or more ~ 1.49 each

Order by Thursday midday for the following week (usually dispatched on Wednesday to arrive Thursday).


Swirskii Breeding-System - Week 01


Total Price: 1.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Swirskii Breeding-System - Week 04


Total Price: 1.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Swirskii Breeding-System - Week 08


Total Price: 1.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

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