The Right Tools: Integrating Biocontrol Systems for Impact

This research is developing effective biocontrol strategies for the control of thrips and other insect pests in greenhouse and nursery setting. With widespread resistance to commonly used pesticides, biological control offers an effective and sustainable solution. Results will provide greenhouse and nursery growers with best management practices that integrate conventional and novel approaches. Research includes the practical implementation of biologically-based thrips integrated pest management strategies, pest management of propagated plant material and the use of biofungicides in greenhouse environments.

Funding Partners & Collaborators

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
American Floral Endowment
Anatis Bioprotection
Applied Bio-nomics
BioBest Sustainable Crop Management
BioWorks
Canadian Greenhouse Conference Research Fund
Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance
Cedarline Greenhouses
Concentric
Dümmen Orange
Flowers Canada Growers
Koppert Biological Systems
Neudorff North America
Plant Products
Premier Tech
Suncor
Syngenta
Université du Québec à Montréal
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