Two well attended workshops were held during March in Clevedon and Lincoln to update growers on the work being done on biocontrol research, with a particular focus on covered crops.
The workshops updated on recent work on the new TPP (tomato-potato pysllid) biocontrol agent Tamarixia triozae. Growers discussed their challenges in managing TPP and greenhouse pests, and what further work is needed to support non-agrichemical pest management in the greenhouse.
Presentations were provided by:
- Dr Shola Olaniyan, Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University
- Professor Steve Wratten, Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University
- Dr Melanie Davidson, Plant & Food Research
- Dr Sally Anderson, Vegetable Research and Innovation Board
Their presentations and handouts can be downloaded below. Work on these projects includes funding by the Sustainable Farming Fund, AGMARDT, and industry.