Biological Control in Greenhouse

Mark Spiro spiro at
Wed Sep 20 10:44:23 EST 2000

We have had great success with integrated pest management in our greenhouse 
by following the recommendations of our state extension agent.  She has 
made very specific recommendations as to the timing of application of 
beneficial insects and sprays and the use of monitoring devices.  You 
should be able to find your extension agents through the blue pages in the 
county or state listings.

At 02:02 PM 9/20/00 +0100, you wrote:
>Dear Plant-Ed,
>We are looking for biological pest-control solutions for our small 
>greenhouse. We'd like to find a company that could provide a complete 
>package, including consulting with us about our specific situation, 
>setting up inspection and application schedules, supplying the organisms 
>and any other necessary materials at the appropriate times, and helping us 
>keep the program on track. Of course, we'd prefer someone with experience 
>in the southeastern U.S. Oh, and it should be cheap. (Yes, I'm probably 
>dreaming...) I asked a similar question in this forum about a year ago and 
>I believe one or two companies responded, but I can't put my hands on any 
>of the replies.
>Bill Williams
>William E. Williams
>Biology Department
>Saint Mary's College of Maryland
>18952 E. Fisher Rd.
>Saint Mary's City, MD  20686-3001

Mark D. Spiro
Department of Biology
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
spiro at
phone:  (570) 577-3486
fax: (570) 577-3537


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