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10 stories on crop protection

Most people are not exactly fans of creepy crawlers regardless of where they find them, but most growers will agree that the greenhouse is one of the worst places to do so. Luckily, there are many ways to fight these nasty pests. Below, you will find 10 stories from June on pests and the management of those pests. 

Berry crop protection in berry greenhouse cultivation by Micothon

“This system helps you to spray less and better”

Since many growers are starting berry cultivation in tunnels and greenhouses, they are also looking for air-assisted greenhouse crop protection. Micothon is a manufacturer of…


Case study for control of the tomato moth Tuta absoluta

Accelerating the discovery of new biocontrol agents

Ecologists study how populations are regulated, while scientists studying biological pest control apply population regulation processes to reduce numbers of harmful organisms:…


Biobest invests in Arugga and will distribute its pollination robots in the US and Canada

"Pollination robots address bottlenecks in tomato crop"

Biobest Group of Belgium and Arugga AI Farming of Israel today announced Biobest’s participation in Arugga’s latest financing round as well as the signature of an exclusive…


France’s insect greenhouse eliminates growers' need for crop protection

Farmers in western France are focusing on rare crops, breeding millions of small predatory insects and wasps to protect tomato plants without relying on chemical crop…



Peter Kerkhof, LedsProtect:

“The trap needs to be the most attractive thing in a greenhouse”

Pest insects cause a lot of damage in greenhouses. Growers looking to prevent this can lure the insects away by presenting them with something irresistible, which is exactly…


results show gap between city and countryside

Swiss vote down ban on chemical crop protection

Chemical crop protection products will not be banned in Switzerland, nor for consumers nor for growers. Neither will it be prohibited to import produce and products made using…


Dr Mike Bledsoe, Village Farms

“The IPM program has made an enormous impact on the industry”

Pesticides are used in agriculture to keep plants healthy from pesky pests. But, beneficial insects are also used in farming to reduce the need for chemical pesticides and…


New perspectives needed to boost success of biological pest control

A CABI-led study has revealed that the success of Classical Biological Control (CBC) in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is only rarely dependent on the released…


Identify, monitor, manage the destructive pepper weevil

The pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii Cano) is a destructive invasive insect pest of cultivated peppers in the southeastern United States. Adult pepper weevils feed on fruit…


Karel Bolckmans, COO with Biobest:

"AI and robotics will bring us to the Olympic version of IPM"

“Data-driven growing is a big thing in horticulture in general. Many growers are into autonomous growing, data-driven greenhouse management, and advanced analytics. We’re…

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