Bringing cutting edge research to Canada’s floriculture sector
The control of thrips and whiteflies is an ongoing concern for floriculture growers around the world and research into their control is a continuing industry priority, as growers look to reduce losses to these small but destructive insect pests. At the same time, the need for more environmentally sustainable practices has led to a significant shift in how growers and research scientists determine best practices for dealing with harmful greenhouse pests.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has been at the forefront of research into the control of greenhouse insect pests. As part of COHA’s current AgriScience Cluster 3 program, VRIC’s floriculture greenhouse research team will continue the research undertaken in their Cluster 1 and Cluster 2 research programs with a new project focused on changing production practices to increase plant health and production efficiency in floriculture crops.
The project will continue to explore earlier work by Vineland on reducing insect infestation at ...