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Conventional image processing techniques have been applied to the field of agricultural machine vision for the purposes of identifying crops for quality control, weed detection, automated spraying and harvesting.
Compatibility of foliage‑dwelling predatory mites and mycoinsecticides, and their combined efficacy against western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis
Foliage-dwelling predatory mites and foliar applications of mycoinsecticides are commonly used in biological control programs for Western ﬂower thrips.
Historically, greenhouse floriculture has relied on synthetic insecticides to meet its pest control needs. But, growers are increasingly faced with the loss or failure of synthetic chemical pesticides, declining access to new chemistries, stricter environmental/health and safety regulations, and the need to produce plants in a manner that meets the ‘sustainability’ demands of a consumer driven market.
This is the latest research update for Vineland’s Greening the Canadian Landscape program.