BIOPEST proving a handy IPM tool

BIOPEST proving a handy IPM tool

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RESEARCH: SACOA has conducted independent field research to prove the fit of BIOPEST in a range of tree cropping situations, including the management of mites and compatibility with standard spray programs in avocados.

RESEARCH: SACOA has conducted independent field research to prove the fit of BIOPEST in a range of tree cropping situations, including the management of mites and compatibility with standard spray programs in avocados.

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Growers utilising an IPM strategy can look to BIOPEST for pest control help.

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BIOPEST has become the mainstay of Australian tree-cropping pest and disease management programs over the best part of two decades.

Being formulated for and developed specifically for Australian conditions by Australian company SACOA - BIOPEST is a high grade, organically certified, phyto safe paraffinic oil.

BIOPEST's special formulation properties provides fruit growers with an integrated pest management (IPM)-friendly option for managing a range of pests such as mites, thrips, aphids and useful egg laying reduction of lepidoptera without harming beneficial insects.

Being extremely safe on leaf and fruit surfaces, BIOPEST can be readily incorporated into standard spray programs and used throughout the summer - without the risk of leaf scorch.

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With a strong commitment to conducting local research and development to support their product range SACOA continues to develop BIOPEST by ensuring it is safe to use and compatible with newly emerging practices and products.

Over the past few years, SACOA has conducted independent field research to prove the fit of BIOPEST in a range of tree cropping situations.

This work includes - management of mites and compatibility with standard spray programs in avocados in Bundaberg and Manjimup; mite control in almonds in Riverland, Vic; gall wasp control in citrus in Gayndah Qld; fit in IPM stonefruit programs in Riverland, Vic; scale control in citrus WA; sigatoka and mite control in bananas; far north Qld.

Information generated from this work has been presented at a range of industry forums and conferences and is available here;

SACOA's commitment to industry extends beyond developing new use information for its products - to conducting a range of support activities for growers - such as sprayer setup and coverage evaluation workshops, IPM and product training sessions.

SACOA also has a substantial investment in a strong pipeline of innovative products designed to address local industry issues - such as improving water use efficiency in irrigated systems.

SACOA's products are backed with full in-field support through a team of highly knowledgeable, experienced and responsive staff.

For more information on BIOPEST or any of SACOA's range of products developed specifically for horticulture uses contact SACOA on (08) 9386 7666 or visit: www.sacoa.com.au

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