BioBest ABS-mini-sachet on stakes:

Canada: Bio-control in propagation at Beverly Greenhouses

The new plants are currently propagated at the new propagation greenhouse of Beverly Greenhouses in Flamborough, Ontario, Canada. Roland Valentin, Technical Manager for Biobest in North-America, shared with us an update in regards to the current bio-control in plant propagation. "Every block is protected from early on with Amblyseius cucumeris in a mini sachet on a stick for thrips prevention,"said Valentin.


"The quality of plants coming in from the propagator is a major factor for growers to succeed in biological control. It is not uncommon for growers to have trouble starting their bio-control program, when plants come in with pesticide residues. That obviously has a negative effect on beneficial insects and mites. We need a “holistic” approach. Bio-control shows its full potential when used from the beginning till the end. The ABS mini-sachet, ideal for protection of individual plants, releases during several weeks the optimal dose of the highly effective thrips predator Amblyseius cucumeris.

The traditional ABS mini-sachet comes equipped with a hook that can be easily attached to plant support sticks. Plant propagators showed keen interest but needed an easy solution to apply sachets to plugs or plug trays. With the ABS-mini-sachet on a stick, Biobest now offers a tailor-made product to satisfy the needs of plant propagators in North-America. Also in hanging baskets with ornamental plants, the product has strong potential.

For more information:
Biobest USA or Biobest Canada or
Ronald Valentin

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