PollenAid Mixing Instructions
Correct procedures for mixing PollenAid®
For mixing PollenAid®:
1. Use only deionised water that has been stored in new food grade plastic drums. Water should be deionised to less than 1.0 microseimens per centilitre. Read the label on the concentrate pack.
2. Mix enough PollenAid® suspension medium for one day of spraying.
- Measure the required amount of PollenAid® suspension medium into the Kiwi Pollen mixer.
3. Add the appropriate amount of thawed pollen carefully to the surface of the PollenAid® medium.
4. Agitate rapidly for 10 minutes or until a uniform suspension is obtained.
- Important: Because pollen is a living cell, all of the pollen suspension must be used within one hour of mixing.
5. Add the marker dye to the PollenAid® suspension medium after the pollen is mixed.
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For suspending pollen in PollenAid®:
- Recommended mixing rates: 4g pollen per litre of PollenAid (see Mixing Rate Table for more detail)
- If more than 4g of pollen per litre is required, the amount of PollenAid® concentrate has to be increased proportionately (for example, 8g pollen per litre requires 40 ml of PollenAid® concentrate for every litre of deionised water).
Mixing BioPollenAid® suspension medium:
BioPollenAid® Suspension Medium was developed by Kiwi Pollen specifically to meet the requirements of organic orchards.
The BioPollenAid® is a twin pack mix - one red pack, one white pack . The red pack is not a marker dye. It is part of the BioPollenAid® buffer.
- Keep the twin pack BioPollenAid® ® concentrate in the refrigerator until use
- Use only deionised water that has been stored in new food grade plastic drums Water should be deion ised to less than 1.0 microseimens per centilitre.
- Read the label on both concentrate packs
- Mix enough BioPollenAid® ® suspension medium for one day of spraying
For instructions on how to mix BioPollenAid® please refer to the mixing instructions
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- Pump pollen suspension through centrifugal, piston or diaphragm pumps. Pollen is rapidly damaged and dies
- Mix in more pollen than can be sprayed within 60 minutes
- Let the pollen settle out of suspension
- Leave the mixing tank or sprayers at the end of the day unwashed. Wash out all equipment with deionised water