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 at full strength. However, Biobest’s biological insecticide PREFERAL® is a valuable addition to the control strategy.
Bio & Sustainability
PREFERAL® WG extra weapon against whitefly
Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries
The 2019/20 Chilean blueberry season is drawing to a close, with exports down 1.5 per cent to 109,291 tons. In a statement, ASOEX stated that the decline in volume was to be expected given the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in the key Chinese market. "Due to the Coronavirus in China, the market in that country was paralysed after the Chinese New Year for at least three weeks, affecting a portion of containers arrived on those days.”
Europe’s organic sector exceeds €40 billion in market volume
The market volume of Europe’s organic sector has broken the €40 billion barrier, according to data presented by Ecovalia, the national reference association for professionals in Spain’s organic sector. The main findings of the organisation’s Annual Report of Organic Production in Spain 2020 were announced at the Caixa Forum Madrid, and confirmed the growing trend of the sector.
Rutabago ensures delivery throughout France of its 100% organic meal-preparation boxes
The young company Rutabago is working to ensure the delivery of its healthy products during the Coronavirus pandemic. The message is: Don’t panic! There will be something for everyone! Deliveries are guaranteed for all the customers in four corners of France.
Roadmap to save California agriculture
A new project outlines how organic and more sustainable farming practices can offer a means to save California, which is currently facing a climate crisis, with rising temperatures, frequent heat waves and wildfires. Years of drought have created limited water supplies and the disruption of normal ecosystems.
Activists sue US government over “wrongful” use of organic label
Promising start to IPM programme in Dominican Republic peppers
A trial to introduce a full IPM programme to a sweet pepper crop in the Caribbean is showing promising results, reports Luis Espinoza, Biobest Manager for Latin American countries.
“Sweet peppers are an important crop for the Dominican Republic (DR),” he explains. “As well as being a key ingredient of Caribbean cooking, the peppers are a valuable export crop to the US.