1 + 1 = 3
How this website came into being
The new predatory mite A. swirskii became a topic of discussion within Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and Koppert Biological Systems in the autumn of 2005. Enthusiastic people shared their experiences. They were enthusiastic about the facts that had come to light following research and practical trials. The conclusion was: A. swirskii is a welcome addition to the current arsenal of biological control.
We both have just one objective: to disseminate the present and acquired knowledge as far as possible. Of course, we could have chosen to do this separately, in which case we would have left it down to you to seek out the information.
The new predatory mite formed a reason for a new approach: a combined effort in which the result is greater than the sum of the parts. 1 + 1 is more than 2.
A new website turned out to be a good instrument in this regard: accessible for all, and simple to manage and keep up to date.
We hope that we have been successful in this. Over to you to judge!
The initiators of this website,
Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture
Koppert Biological Systems