Biocontrols
It doesn’t matter what you are growing or what type of IPM system you are implementing in your operation – mass trapping can play an important role.
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is still up to murder, sex and greed (the association’s current fundraising theme!), this time with a new research report.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a very common phrase used at workshops, conferences and other forums.
Almost 20 years ago, the possibilities of using BCAs in vegetable transplants were investigated in a project in Europe.
Resistance is the genetic ability of some individuals in an insect and mite pest population to survive an application or applications of pesticides (in this case, insecticides and miticides).
Interest in biocontrols is growing, according to growers across Canada and a number of industry specialists.
Jan. 24, 2013, Peoria, ILL. — Biopesticides containing beneficial fungi are often grown on grains or other solids, but U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have shown a liquid diet can work better.
Using a bubbler to mix your nematode solution during applications ensures that the nematodes stay viable. The circulation prevents nematodes from settling, resulting in more even pest control. The air bubbles minimize damage to nematodes and temperature increases. Julie Graesch, Nematode Field Development Specialist at Becker Underwood, explains how to make a bubbler for beneficial nematode applications in your greenhouse.
In greenhouse ornamental crops, western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis, is one of the most economically important and challenging pests to control.
Western flower thrips (WFT) are one of the most prevalent and damaging thrips species in greenhouse and nursery operations.
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Proper handling and storage of beneficial nematodes
Becker Underwood's Julie Graesch explains the best way to handle and store your beneficial nematodes. Julie is a Nematode Field Development Specialist at Becker Underwood. This is the second video of the series.

Becker Underwood's Nematode Field Development Specialist,
Julie Graesch, explains what beneficial nematodes are
and how they work.
What are Beneficial Nematodes? Becker Underwood's Nematode Field Development Specialist, Julie Graesch, explains what beneficial nematodes are and how they work. First in a series by Becker Underwood.
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What are Beneficial Nematodes?
What are Beneficial Nematodes? Becker Underwood's Nematode Field Development Specialist, Julie Graesch, explains what beneficial nematodes are and how they work. First in a series by Becker Underwood.
When we talk about growing media, we’re often referring to man-made products that we use in the production of greenhouse crops. We look at what makes a good growing medium; air-filled porosity, cation-exchange capacity, water holding capacity/drainage, weight, the fact that it is “inert,” electrical conductivity and pH, environmental sustainability, and, of course, cost.

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