Biological control has moved into the mainstream for greenhouse growers. And the timing couldn’t be better, as consumer demands for more sustainable production methods for the plants they buy are moving back upstream.
The Michigan State University Extension floriculture team has developed four greenhouse integrated pest management sessions that will be presented at the 2017 Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in Grand Rapids, MI.
With limited options for chemical pest control, cannabis growers are incorporating biocontrols into their integrated pest management programs. More education will cement this solution as a viable option in this emerging market.
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.
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.
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.