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This specification covers information on and two test methods for quantification of commercial shipments of the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acarina: Phytoseiidae), predator of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch. The two test methods shall be: test method A— determining the number of P. persimilis per container supplied on a bulk container and test method B— determining the number of live P. persimilis per container supplied on bean leaves.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
Significance and Use
This method was developed to determine that the number of P. persimilis supplied in the shipment meets the package claim. The application of this method will ensure a standardized evaluation of the product and a judicious decision about product compliance to the package claim.
1.1 This specification includes standard terminology, classification, and referenced documents as well as description of the test method determining whether the number of P. persimilis in the shipment and the purity of shipments meet the quantity specification.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
4.1 The test describes the method for determining if the number of the predatory mites conforms to the advertised standard and the method for assessment of purity of shipments.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E2200 Specification for Information Included With Packaging of Multi-cellular Biological Control Organisms
ICS Number Code 07.100.01 (Microbiology in general)
UNSPSC Code 60104000(Biotechnology and bio chemistry and genetics and microbiology and related materials)
ASTM E2198-10, Specification for Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acarina:Phytoseiidae), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top