Soft fruit growers know only too well quality problems often lie in wait in the autumn. Dark days frequently lead to fruit cracking which is why Biobest recommends Bluestim® – […]
Thu 01/12/2022 by Biobest
Biobest scooped the Greentech Innovation award for its new aphid predator, the brown lacewing Micromus angulatus. This generalist predator feeds on all common aphid species found in protected crops. It is tolerant to low temperatures […]
Wed 09/11/2022 by Maude Le Corre
An interview with Geert Geboers, Process Improvement Specialist Packing & Packaging at Biobest about the new 100% recyclable insulation box.
Tue 12/04/2022 by Biobest Group
The beneficial bug Macrolophus pygmaeus is the number one option for successful whitefly biocontrol. However, it needs a good start - so don’t forget to feed it well.
Mon 07/02/2022 by Biobest
In 2021 Biobest conducted a survey of Dutch pepper growers regarding the development of thrips and Orius laevigatus. The results suggest that by January 30% of growers have major thrips problems, increasing to 50% by February. This leads to high rates of Orius-System being deployed and the pest usually being reasonably under control by mid-May.
Thu 23/12/2021 by BIOBEST
Biotalys’ unique protein-based biocontrol solutions to expand the offer of market leader Biobest in covered crops and berries. Biobest appointed exclusive U.S. distributor of Biotalys’ first biofungicide Evoca™* for all crops and applications.
Mon 20/12/2021 by Biobest
Autumn is the time to introduce Andersoni-System (Amblyseius andersoni) to prevent an early outbreak of pest mites in overwintered crops next season – says Paul Koole, Biobest biological crop protection […]
Tue 09/11/2021 by Biobest
Bumblebees are an essential component of UK blueberry production. By introducing the correct hive types at the right time, pollination rates can be optimised resulting in higher yields and ultimately profits.
Tue 30/03/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Amaryllis grower Erik Boers wants to keep his crop healthy, preferably using biological crop protection. This year he made a single introduction of predatory mites to control thrips and then […]
Thu 12/12/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
Belgian organic specialist Biobest Group and VekstMiljø AS have acquired a majority stake in Norway’s Pollinering AS. Pollinering AS, founded in 2003, is a local Norwegian producer of bumblebee hives […]
Tue 12/11/2019 by Richard WIlkinson
Future trends in biological control − as well as potential opportunities and obstacles, including constraints surrounding the development of novel bio-pesticides − proved a popular session at the recent IUPAC2019 […]
Thu 20/06/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
During spring tomato growers see whitefly infestation pressure increase slowly, but surely. At this time of year, predatory mirid bugs – such as Macrolophus pygmaeus – are often not yet […]
Mon 08/04/2019 by Richard Wilkinson