Video report: Understanding biopesticides
By Dave Harrison
Dec. 4, 2015, St. Catharines, Ont. — During his presentation at this year’s Greenhouse Canada Grower Day in St. Catharines, greenhouse crop specialist James Kowalski said microbials are gaining in popularity and hold great potential.
Kowalski works currently as a technical sales specialist for Monsanto Company’s BioAg Diversified Specialty Markets division.
He said there are a number of reasons microbial use in horticulture is gaining in popularity. “It’s my opinion that industry movement towards more sustainable growing practices and the lessening of any environmental impact are key…There is so much to be discovered and improved with microbes in horticulture. It is truly in its infancy and the next decade and beyond will yield amazing advancements.”
Kowalski specializes in greenhouse and nursery markets; his territory includes Eastern Canada, Great Lakes, Upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Texas and several Mountain States. He has worked with biocontrols since 2002 after joining his family’s company, Natural Industries. Current products represented include Met 52 Bioinsecticide and Actinovate SP Fungicide.
Kowalski attended Texas A&M University in College Station Texas and currently resides in Spring, Texas.