As many of you now know, we provide many of our predators in slow release sachets. Technological advances have been made in the production of these sachets from paper to foil and this has many benefits.
Within the foil sachets, the environment will not fluctuate like it would in paper. Humidity remains stable allowing for optimal breeding. This results in up to 3 times more mites being released from each sachet at a steady rate.
Watering of plants may cause paper sachets to moisten and dry out resulting in mass evacuation of mites if conditions are not favourable. The foil sachets are water resistant and remain unaffected by overhead irrigation.
The sachets are plastic free and fully compostable so can be composted with plant waste. They are designed not to degrade within their usage time frame and it is recommended that they are included with waste intended to be composted industrially (curb side collection) which will speed up composting time to around 12 weeks.
Currently we can provide foil sachets of Amblyseius swirskii for the prevention Thrip and Amblyseius californicus for Red spider mite