Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dave George
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© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.To inform current and future pesticide availability to glasshouse vegetable growers, the current project trialled more than twenty products, including existing industry standards, against four key pests of glasshouse tomatoes and bell peppers. These included experimental conventional chemical pesticides as well as alternative biopesticide and biorational products based on phytochemicals, microbials and physically-acting substances. The results suggest that certain biopesticide products, particularly botanicals, provide good levels of pest control, with the same being true of experimental conventional chemical pesticides not yet recommended for use against these pests on these crops. Efforts are on-going to ensure that results of the current project translate to industry benefit via new pesticide approvals.
Author(s): George DR, Banfield-Zanin JA, Collier R, Cross J, Birch ANE, Gwynn R, O'Neill T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Online publication date: 26/05/2015
Acceptance date: 18/05/2015
Date deposited: 25/07/2019
ISSN (electronic): 2075-4450
Publisher: MDPI AG
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