- Production Manager
- Assistant Professor - Controlled Environments Entomologist
- Technical Development Specialist | Horticulture | France
- Director of Business Development | Middle East | Agtech
- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
- Trader Asian Market
- Avocado Growing Manager - Kenya
- Operations Accountant
- Sales Manager for Nordic countries (H/F)
- Senior Breeder
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Here in Türkiye, we heat greenhouses with geothermal water, which is much cheaper than gas”
- "You have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but also know how to work with others"
- Belgian tomato grower raided on suspicion of using prohibited ToBRFV vaccine
- "A month later, we've had to replant up to 27% of the strawberry plants"
- Labor challenges and inflation in the Canadian horti sector
Top 5 -last month
- Zambia: "We produce 5,000 units of lettuce per week, per tunnel, year-round"
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- Family business: growing tomatoes in greenhouses for over 60 years with an eye on innovations
- Passive solar greenhouses: How Ladakh farmers are harvesting crops in winter
- Grow it forward receives USDA grant and doubles hydroponic capabilities
Russell IPM is launching Optiroll Super plus in the USA
Optiroll Super plus promises to be a key non-chemical instrument in the management of Western Flower Thrips (WFT). It can be an important tool in managing resistance to pesticides and integrates well with biological pest management programs.
Optiroll Super Plus was developed specifically to control WFT. It is a unique, season-long sticky tape with optimised colour (Wave length) treated with non-drying glue, printed with special patterns and incorporating a microencapsulated Western Flower Thrips aggregation pheromone for enhanced attraction.
“With the use of Optiroll, a reduction of 50% in thrips was observed from January to June, and adequate control of thrips was achieved without the use of pesticides, according to Driscoll’s guidelines” commented Mr Arturo Sánchez Ramírez, Crop Protection Analyst at Driscoll’s Jacona Michacán – Mexico.
Field studies have demonstrated that Optiroll, in conjunction with macro biologicals, can lead to a superior control to WFT in strawberry fields and significant improvement in the crop quality and market value.
Optiroll Super plus is an advanced product which consistently reduces thrips populations and resulting damage in protected crops. It is the result of many years of research and development.
Dr Clare Sampson, Horticultural Development Manager at Russell IPM will be giving a presentation during the BioControl East Exhibition sharing the results of her latest field trials showing a Western Flower Thrips reduction by 50-80%.
2017 field UK trial site, where plots with Optiroll super plus had half the number of thrips, compared to plots without, and the combined use of Optiroll with predatory mites and Orius achieved season-long control with minimal crop damage.
Russell IPM is also announcing the launch of its US subsidiary Russell IPM Inc. and its logistics and customer service centre in Yazoo City, Mississippi. “It is an exciting major first step into this dynamic and fast evolving market which will enable us to support our partners promptly and also to lay the foundation to expand our collaborative efforts in both non-chemical pest management in Horticulture and smart pest monitoring and forecasting technology” Dr Shakir Al-Zaidi, managing director of Russell IPM added.
For more information:
Unit 45 First Avenue
Deeside Industrial Park
Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2NU
Tel: +44 (0) 1244 281 333
Fax: +44 1244 281 878
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2022-11-25 Less concerns about the ToBRFV virus this year in Sicily
- 2022-11-25 Growers can use a test kit to detect ToBRFV before plants even shows signs
- 2022-11-24 “With PATS-C we are more timely aware of an infestation”
- 2022-11-18 ADAMA recognized with crop science award for Araddo
- 2022-11-16 Belgian tomato grower raided on suspicion of using prohibited ToBRFV vaccine
- 2022-11-10 "Air pollution threatens natural pest control"
- 2022-11-08 Colored sticky traps for monitoring phytophagous thrips and their impact on beneficial insects
- 2022-11-08 UV light trap catches male and female tomato looper
- 2022-11-07 Asperello gains approval in Denmark and Morocco
- 2022-11-04 "It's really hard to manage this disease"
- 2022-11-03 "ToBRFV also plays 'a big role' in tomato supply disruption"
- 2022-11-01 AMVAC and NewLeaf Symbiotics partner to bring biological solutions to North American crop markets
- 2022-10-27 "Complete package of natural products for all tomato cultivation stages"
- 2022-10-27 Biimore biostimulant, obtains CE mark under the new EU regulation
- 2022-10-26 RAIF has issued a warning due to the high presence of red spider mites in Almeria's pepper under-cover crops
- 2022-10-26 Plan to eliminate ToBRFV published
- 2022-10-24 Biotalys and Novozymes announce successful Evoca feasibility study
- 2022-10-24 "A specialty blend of beneficial microbial organisms formulated specifically to bolster plant health"
- 2022-10-24 UK: revised policy to release beneficial insects into protected structures
- 2022-10-21 More than half of Dutch pepper growers suffer from new variant green peach aphid