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|
|Cucumeris mini sachet||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|