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On 24.09.2014

The experience of Exmora, a large ornamental grower from Skhirat on the Moroccan westcoast, demonstrates that Biobest’s NutrimiteTM is a game changer also under North-African growing conditions. A solid powerboost to the predatory mite A. swirskii, that’s what Exmora needed to finally declare victory on whitefly and other pests. Julien Bennani, Exmora’s general manager explains how Biobest helped his company achieve better and more economic pest control than frequent pesticide sprays.

On 22.09.2014

Biobest announced today at the AmericanHort plug and cutting conference the launch of a new product. The company’s ABS (Amblyseius cucumeris) mini-sachet will now be available in a version “on a stake”. The ABS mini-sachet, ideal for protection of individual plants, releases during several weeks the optimal dose of the highly effective thrips predator Amblyseius cucumeris.

On 15.09.2014

Biobest today announced the closing of the acquisition of 100 % of the shares of The Bug Factory. The Bug Factory has been Biobest’s exclusive distributor in Western Canada since 2003. The Bug Factory has also produced certain beneficials complementary to Biobest’s own product range and has served a number of customers in the US market.

On 26.08.2014

Yigit Greenhouse Co. is owned by Mr. Hamit Yigit and situated in Yozgat in Central Anatolia, about 180
km from Ankara. The company started in 2011 with 10 ha of high-tech greenhouses and expanded to
a current surface of almost 20 ha. The company grows different types of tomato and cucumber. Initially,
the growers relied entirely on chemical control.

On 20.08.2014

The Swiss company Magnin, member of a Swiss coop, added strawberries to its range of vegetable crops in 2008. They currently have about 1 ha of strawberries, both under glass and in open field. 

On 18.08.2014

Since a couple of years, growers in Western Europe are aware of the threat of Drosophila suzukii or Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). Monitoring programs have been ongoing, with occasional catches. Until last year, the actual damage done in the crop usually remained limited and focused in certain areas (Italy/France, Northern Spain) and certain crops (Cherries, soft fruits).

On 06.08.2014

Integrated Pest Management in ornamentals is rapidly gaining ground, also in Gerbera. Growers use different biological control agents. The predatory mite A. swirskii is often one of the pillars of the biological strategy for whitefly control.

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