The rise of microbes offers growers some important new IPM tools

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Jul 7, 2017
The rise of microbes offers growers some important new IPM tools

Greenhouse Canada, July 2017 issue
By Drs. Michael Brownbridge and Rose Buitenhuis

This is the third article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. In nature, insects and mites are commonly infected and killed by naturally occurring micro-organisms and nematodes. Some of these organisms have lent themselves well to commercial development and today several microbial biocontrol agents are registered for pest and disease management in greenhouse crops. Read more