Are pesticides compatible with biocontrol?

Posted on
Oct 3, 2017
Are pesticides compatible with biocontrol?

Greenhouse Canada, October 2017 issue
By Graeme Murphy, Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Dr. Michael Brownbridge

This is the last article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Imagine a pesticide that is effective against a wide range of pests, resistance doesn’t develop, is safe in terms of human health and the environment, and is completely compatible with all biocontrol agents. That’s a pipe dream but how about a pesticide that controls one or two pests and is compatible with a few biocontrol agents? Read more