Biopesticides becoming more than just a niche product

Posted on
May 1, 2016
Biopesticides becoming more than just a niche product

Better Farming, May issue
By Mike Beaudin

Growers are all too familiar with the vicious cycle of pests that develop a genetic resistance to chemical applications. As soon as researchers and growers find a chemical that works, genetic systems adapt and the pests find a way to survive. Then the costly cycle starts all over again. The solution to ending this cycle lies in the use of biopesticides as part of an Integrated Pest Management program, says Dr. Anissa Poleatewich, a researcher and plant pathologist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in the Niagara region. Read more