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

Agricultural Adaptation Council
American Floral Endowment
Applied Bio-nomics
Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers
BioBest Sustainable Crop Management
Bioline AgroSciences
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance
Dramm Corporation
Flowers Canada Growers
Jeffries Nurseries
Koppert Biological Systems
Linwell Gardens
Neudorff North America
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
Plant Products
Premier Tech
Quebec Institute for the Development of Ornamental Horticulture (IQDHO)
Schenck Farms & Greenhouses
TerraBiogen Technologies
University of Guelph
Westbrook Floral