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Have you Considered Organic, may be You Should!
“Consumers who regularly eat organic food have a decreased risk of these diseases compared to people consuming conventionally-produced food as a consequence of dietary patterns. The potential role of the production system has not yet adequately been investigated. These dietary patterns appear to be more environmentally sustainable than average diets.”
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Posted January 18, 2017

Shore flies a Pest worth Controlling? Greenhouse workers and consumers consider adult shore flies a nuisance pest. In heavy infestations they also deposit characteristic black "fly specks” on foliage that are unsightly. Larvae are considered algae feeders, and do not feed on crop plant tissue. Adult shore flies are capable of transmitting Pythium and other root disease organisms.

Control Solutions are Simple Monthly application of Rove Beetles, Dalotia coriaria. Application Rates range from 0.01/ft2 to 1/ft2 depending on infestation levels. Watch you yellow sticky cards to pest counts to drop over 2 to 6 weeks after application.

Posted January 5, 2017

Protect our Natural Enemies! Neonicotinoid seed coatings reduce populations of these natural enemies 10 to 20 percent.
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Posted December 12, 2016

Planning for Spring! How to attract beneficial insects to your yard.
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Posted November 7, 2016

It’s all in the Chemistry. A bee’s fate in the hive.
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Posted September 3, 2015




Bee Vaccination: It is all about the food
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Posted August 4, 2015




More news on Emerald Ash Borer.
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Posted July 22 2015

Make Way for the Ladies. Possible new ladybug Bio-Control!
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Posted July 13, 2015


Eating your landscape! Edible plants give gardeners something to ‘chew on’
Some of the plants mentioned in this article can be used as traps plants for pests and a serve as a banker for beneficial insects. ‘Black Pearl” pepper is attractive to thrips, eggplant is attractive to whiteflies and beans are attractive to spidermites.

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Posted July 7, 2015


Have trouble finding your lacewings? The larvae are using camouflage! To see the rest of this article click here
Get stringy, lacewing eggs on string on sale for month of July 2015!

Posted July 3 2015




Want Beneficial Insects, try sunflowers!
Beneficial insects do a lot of pest management naturally, with little help from us. Many people are interested in having populations of beneficial insects inhabit their fields, high tunnels and greenhouses.
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Posted June 29, 2015

Thinking about Organic Food? Just do it.
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Posted June 24, 2015

Do you smell that? Thrip Alarm Signals
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Posted June 22, 2015



New Approach For Managing Strawberry Root Weevil And Black Vine Weevil
Local nematodes mixes work best
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Posted February 23, 2015



Growers Guide!
Learn how to asses your biologicals!
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Posted February, 2015





Why Mosquitoes are so Cool!
Why Fly When You Can Hitchhike? Mosquitoes Rely on Roads to Disperse

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Natural Treatments for your backyard mosquitoes: Mosquito-Less, Aquabac and Dunks

Posted January 9, 2015



Determining the origin of insect pests
Researchers in the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University are developing a new way to reveal the birthplace of unwanted insect pests – information that is vital for managing pest incursions.

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Posted December 16, 2014



Tiny worms that can rid your home of fungus gnats

The folks at Natural Insect Controls, a family-owned business based in Stevensville, Ont., have come up with yet another “good” nematode (a.k.a. worm) to zap these small and inconspicuous creatures.

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Posted November 12, 2014



Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way to Navigate. How Cool is that!

Star light, star bright: A species of South African dung beetle has been shown to use the Milky Way to navigate, making it the only known animal that turns to the galactic spray of stars across the night sky for direction.
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Posted January 30, 2013



Bumblebees navigate new turf without a map
Bumblebees are anything but bumbling: The insects quickly figure out the optimal route for visiting five far-flung flowers, a computational task that even human brains find challenging.
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Posted November 29, 2012



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