Development and introduction of handheld mobile application technology supporting biological control in greenhouse pest management
Lamb, Elizabeth; Eshenaur, Brian
Biological control as a method of insect pest management has been used successfully in the greenhouse vegetable industry in Europe and Canada for many years. In the last 5 years, the interest in biological control has increased throughout the greenhouse floriculture industry in the United States. In recent New York State surveys of growers attending greenhouse IPM programs, 20-30% indicated that they would like to initiate biological control programs in their greenhouses. While this percentage may seem low, for a new technology in the range of early adopters, it is relatively high.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Ornamentals; Greenhouse; Communication