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Greenhouse peppers safe from weevils thanks to a dog


January 5, 2018
By Ron Charles CBC News

The greenhouse pepper industry, which is worth $275 million and is concentrated in Leamington, outside Windsor, Ont., was devastated last year by a tiny invasive pest called the pepper weevil.

Cam Lyons, in charge of hunting pests in NatureFresh Farms’ 53 hectares of greenhouses, tried everything in his arsenal to control the weevils.

The stakes were high and the pressure was on. That’s when he remembered hearing about dogs that are trained to sniff for bedbugs. If a dog could hunt and find those tiny crawlers, he thought, why not weevils? | READ MORE


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