The Biocontrols Post Gardens Uses

Post Gardens started using biocontrols seven years ago and the growers there have learned a lot about which products are most effective at preventing insect and disease problems. 

While each operation should tailor a custom biocontrol program based on crops and greenhouse conditions, here’s a look at the products used by Post Gardens according to Post’s Bill Tuinier.

Biocontrol For treatment of
Aphidius colemani aphids
Cucumeris mini sachet thrips
Cucumeris sprinkler thrips
Encarsia whitefly cool months
Eretmocerus whitefly hot months
Nemasys (Becker Underwood) fungus gnats and thrip larva
Phytoseiulus perimillis spider mites
Skirskii aggressive thrip control
No Fly fungus (Natural Industries) thrips, whitefly, mites
Met 52 fungus thrips, aphids, whitefly
Actionvate biological fungicide (Natural Industries) Pythium, Phytophthora, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, powdery mildew and Botrytis
Cease (Bacillus subtillis, Bioworks) Botrytis, powdery mildew, Erwinia, Xanthomonas
Botanigard fungus (Bioworks) whitefly, thrips, aphids, and more
Molt-x (Bioworks) botanical insecticide broad-spectrum
Rootshield (trichoderma, Bioworks) Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Thielaviopsis

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