A new solution to boost aphid control will be shown at the GreenTech show in Amsterdam this week. The Micromus-System, developed by Biobest, is an addition to control all common aphid species found in protected crops. Biobest will, of course, also bring their IPM products, scouting solutions, and tailored advice to their booth in the Cannabis Pavilion, as well as their growing range of 100% biodegradable packaging.
Micromus angulatus adult
Micromus angulatus larva
Micromus-System is the first commercial brown lacewing biological control in Europe. "Micromus angulatus larvae, as well as adults, are generalist predators of all common aphid species. The voracious adults consume up to 100 aphids per day, live considerably longer than other commercial aphid solutions, and operate within a wider temperature range - from 10°C up to 30°C. This robust lacewing is supplied in a 100% biodegradable carton - designed to optimize the release of adults while simplifying waste disposal.
The Micromus-System, a unique and effective addition to controlling all common aphid species found in protected crops, is a contender for the GreenTech Innovation Award - for the most revolutionary idea. And there's another solution in the race for an award.
Biobest's Trap-Eye™, patent pending and developed in conjunction with PATS, is a finalist for the GreenTech Concept Award for the most promising new idea. Establishing a wireless computer vision network, it employs cost-efficient cameras to automatically gather pictures and count pests and beneficial insects using an AI neural network. Offering accurate, high-density scouting, it saves labor, improves monitoring accuracy, and empowers growers to customize IPM programs remotely. The system is a cost-efficient solution that employs 40 Trap-Eye™ units per hectare to create a dense insect monitoring network.
Other highlights include Biobest's technological solutions designed to enrich its technical support and empower growers of cannabis, and other protected crops, across the globe.
Biobest will participate at GreenTech Amsterdam 2022 in stand 05.542CA. GreenTech Amsterdam takes place from June 14th to June 16th in Amsterdam Rai Exhibition Centre. Click here to register.