Publication - Hands-Off Method for Application of Microbial Agents
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Hands-Off Method for Application of Microbial Agents
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Greenhouse tomatoes and sweet peppers are economically important crops that require rigorous pest and disease control. Most greenhouse growers employ an integrated pest management (IPM) approach involving cultural, chemical and biological strategies to control insects and diseases attacking their crops. Some chemical pesticides carry with them disadvantages when used in these systems: they are costly, they can be inconvenient to use due to re-entry constraints and pre-harvest intervals, and they pose risks to beneficial organisms, including pollinators used in greenhouse vegetable production.