Biobest introduces Entomatic automated beneficials dispenser
Entomatic can handle all common beneficial carrier materials – vermiculite, sawdust, bran and buck wheat husk.
January 11, 2023 By Biobest
Now available from Biobest, Entomatic is the result of a collaboration with Hortiworld, the Dutch-based producer of horticultural equipment.
“Entomatic has been designed and engineered to deliver a very even, accurate and homogenous flow of mite products, such as Phytoseiulus-System, Amblyseius-System and Swirskii-System,” explains Hanne Steel, Biobest Product Portfolio Manager for beneficials. “It can also play a valuable role dispensing suitable pupae and egg-based biocontrol products.
In 2020, at the prototype stage, the company approached Biobest and the two have collaborated to fine-tune and validate the Entomatic and bring it to market.
Compared to other dispensers, Entomatic continuously and gently blows the mites on to the crop. By slowing down the air flow, more mites land on the leaves – where they are required – with minimal falling to the floor. The reservoir enables different products to be carried. When pre-mixed, an auger system provides continuous and homogenous supply to the dispensing points.
Extensively trialled and tested, Entomatic can handle all common beneficial carrier materials – vermiculite, sawdust, bran and buck wheat husk. With no requirement for a pipe rail system, it can be mounted on a cart, tractor or spray equipment.
With 2-16 dispensing points, the Entomatic can automatically dispense beneficials in up to 16 rows simultaneously. Depending on the number of dispensing points and row length, it has a dispensing capacity of up to 1,5 ha per hour.
To learn more, visit www.biobestgroup.com.
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