March 7, 2017
Biocontrols Conference Offers Education, New Product Updates, and More
The Biocontrols USA West 2017 Conference and Expo, held March 1-3 in Reno, NV, highlighted the high level of integration biocontrol is now experiencing among specialty crop growers.
February 26, 2017
AgBiome Will Enter the Ornamentals Market With a New Biological Fungicide
AgBiome, a young company with teammates steeped in decades of experience in the crop protection world, sees an opportunity to bring products to market that fill the existing gaps in plant protection. The company has partnered with SePRO to market and distribute Zio, a biological fungicide expecting EPA registration this spring.
January 24, 2017
Growers Becoming More Sustainable but Most Think Climate Change is Beyond Control
Greenhouse Grower's 2017 State of the Industry Survey revealed that growers are adopting biocontrols and organic production, yet 58% of growers said they don't believe humans can control climate change.
January 12, 2017
Prevention and Early Intervention: The Keys to Biocontrol Success in Greenhouse Crops
Advance preparation and starting out right helps you implement an effective biocontrol program that reduces pest pressure.
October 30, 2016
Save The Date For The Third Annual Biocontrols 2017 Conference & Expo
Learn about the latest biocontrol products, technologies, and techniques March 2-3, 2017 in Reno, NV, at this year’s conference, presented by Meister Media Worldwide in conjunction with the Biopesticide Industry Alliance.
September 25, 2016
Peace Tree Farm Hosting Biocontrols Event In October
“Advanced Greenhouse Biocontrols for Ornamental and Vegetable Producers” will feature advice from biocontrol authorities Lloyd Traven and Suzanne Wainwright-Evans.
September 19, 2016
Learn About Biological Controls In The Greenhouse In A New Online Course
Michigan State University Extension (MSU) and Kansas State University Research and Extension are collaborating on a pre-recorded online course on “Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.”
June 4, 2016
New Biocontrols Provide Effective Pest Control In Greenhouses
Biological chemistry manufacturers have introduced several new products recently that offer a range of insect and disease management options. Here’s a look at some of them.
April 22, 2016
Beneficial Insectary Increasing Production Of Three Biocontrol Tools For Ornamental Growers
The company is now producing Orius insidiosus, Dalotia coriaria, and Dicyphus hesperus at its California facility, reducing the transit time of perishable biocontrols between producer and grower.
April 18, 2016
Biocontrols Conference Highlights Critical Role Of Integrated Pest Management
The Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo highlighted the increasing integration of biological controls as a useful component in your integrated pest management programs.
April 18, 2016
4 Things You Need To Know About Implementing Biological Controls
Biocontrols are useful alternatives to traditional pesticides that provide effective pest control in the greenhouse. Here are four ways to get started successfully.
February 8, 2016
Register Now For Biocontrols USA 2016 Workshop
Biocontrol is becoming a mainstream part of growing plants commercially. Every good program starts with quality products and a good supply chain. Register now to join us from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 4, following the conclusion of the education program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA for a special event that will help you improve your biocontrols program. In this informative, real-world workshop led by biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, you’ll learn: The key players that are producing beneficials How to check product quality once you get them The latest trends and practices growers are using to implement beneficials into their programs Important pitfalls to avoid. A roundup of the current biocontrol research that can help you be more successful in your production practices this season. Wainwright-Evans, a pest management specialist, has been involved in the green industry for more than two […]
February 8, 2016
Biocontrols And Next-Generation Production
Biocontrols are becoming much more established in greenhouse production. In some cases, it’s the next generation of growers that’s helping to support the adoption of this next generation of pest control. Travis Higginbotham, R&D Manager for Battlefield Farms, in Rapidan, VA, is a great example. Brought on in 2014, he is helping Battlefield take the next step in product development, as well as become more efficient as a business and adapt to new technologies and demands from their customers with a more proactive approach. Higginbotham will share information on Battlefield’s nematode program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference and Expo, March 3-4, 2016 in Monterey, CA. We asked him about the details involved with building a new biocontrols program, as well as the future of sustainability in greenhouse production. Q: What are the differences in costs involved in using biocontrols? What costs should growers consider, aside from the hard costs […]
December 15, 2015
Mark Your Calendars For The Second Annual Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference And Expo
Produced by Meister Media Worldwide in cooperation with the Biopesticide Industry Alliance, the event brings together growers, pest control advisors, researchers, biocontrols suppliers, and everyone who plays a role in this crucial element of integrated pest management programs.
December 10, 2015
Michigan State Offers Free Download Of Bulletin Covering Biocontrol Agents For Greenhouse Pests
The new fact sheet provides photos and lists commercially available beneficial insects, their target insects, and key facts about biocontrol agents.