Adequate scouting and monitoring, timely and sufficient introduction of beneficials, excellent product quality and service all contribute to the success of an integrated or biological crop protection program. Furthermore, basic knowledge about pests and their natural enemies is also necessary. There are many excellent books available on the subject, but seeing what is described in a book enhances the learning process. If the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is true, then a movie must be worth a million. Biobest is now releasing an educational movie about “Aphids and their natural enemies”. This movie shows the most important aphid species in outdoor and protected crops, as well as aphid predators and parasitoids. The movie explains the life cycles of aphids and enemies through live action footage (no animation) and spoken commentaries in Dutch, French, English, Spanish or German.
The production of this movie was made possible through an intensive cooperation with the Institute of Phytopathology of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (Germany), managed by Professor Urs Wyss who has already acquired international fame with his movies about insects and mites.
The movie "Aphids and their natural enemies" is offered via the regular Biobest distribution network for 60 € (exclusive VAT and shipping costs). To find a Biobest distributor near you, please visit our website: www.biobest.be.
Biobest is already working on another four educational movies: “Spider mites and their natural enemies’, ‘Whiteflies and their natural enemies’, ‘Thrips and their natural enemies’, and ‘Leafminers and Mealybugs and their natural enemies’.