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How biocontrol helps fight the Asian citrus psyllid

With the high volume of globally traded agricultural products as well as the impacts of climate change on pest patterns, growers are facing the arrival of exotic pests which can quickly spread and...

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Tags: Citrus, Classical biocontrol, Asian Citrus Psyllid

Why insectary habitats are key in organic agriculture

In agriculture, input distribution companies are essential stakeholders for their role as intermediaries between manufacturers of new products and growers. Their research programs and continuous...

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Tags: Conservation biocontrol, Vegetables

Resilient farming in avocado and citrus orchards

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

Environmentally sustainable agriculture is not only a way to meet new customer demands or to respond to increasing pressure from...

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Tags: Citrus, Avocado, Persea mite

“The lack of incentives for adopting IPM is probably the strongest barrier

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

Since its formalization as a term in the late 1960s, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a strategy that has been adopted in most...

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Tags: Strawberry, IPM

A discussion about biocontrol in outdoor cropping systems with Chrissie Davis, of Koppert

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

I had a very interesting conversation with Chrissie Davis, the national account manager of Koppert USA’s outdoor agriculture team....

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Tags: Strawberry, Augmentative biocontrol

Digital Integrated Pest Management: a conversation with Farm Dog’s founder and CEO

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

I had a chance to discuss with Liron Brish, founder of Farm Dog, an award-winning pest and disease management platform, used on...

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Tags: IPM, AgTech

How California avocado growers keep persea mites from ruining the super bowl

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

Avocados are not only one of America’s favourite fruits – 105 million pounds of avocados are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday alone – a...

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Tags: Avocado, Persea mite, Augmentative biocontrol

Using conservation control to aid your pests' enemies

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

In two previous articles, we presented classical biological control, the practice of finding a pest’s natural enemy in its original...

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Tags: Conservation biocontrol

Augmentative biocontrol, an efficient pest management solution

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

In the previous article in this series we discussed classical biocontrol, which is the practice of identifying the origins of pests...

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Tags: Augmentative biocontrol

Discovering the classical biological control approach

This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com.

 

As we wrote in the article introducing this series, there are three basic applied biocontrol strategies which are commonly...

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Tags: Classical biocontrol