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Montdorensis now available from Biological Services

Thursday, January 21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Australian growers can now purchase high concentration Montdorensis predatory mites from Biological Services to control thrips and whitefly in their greenhouse and nursery crops.

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AusVeg features our Director, Lachlan Chilman, in their latest industry feature

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Biological Services' Director, Lachlan Chilman, was recently interviewed for a story on the AusVeg website. We have reproduced the original story with permission. 

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Family Fresh Farms among the first to benefit from effective new program to control thrips and whiteflies with an indigenous predator

Monday, June 15, 2020

From a promising field observation, to the chance re-discovery and successful trial, the effective inclusion of Typhlodromalus lailae (Lailae) in a new IPM program to control greenhouse pests has been twenty years in the making.

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Arming NGIA members with knowledge to beat destructive pests

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

We’ve always been passionate about educating the agricultural industry on alternatives to chemical-centric practices. So when the Nursery & Garden Industry Australia asked us to assist with implementing courses on Integrated Pest Management for their Biosecurity Capability Workshops recently, we jumped at the chance.

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IPM explainer video collaboration to influence the next generation

Friday, October 25, 2019

We're passionate about reducing the use of chemicals in agriculture. So when the NSW Education Department asked us to collaborate on a video to explain IPM to the next generation of growers, the only tough decision was who would do the talking.

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Greenhouse tomato grower gives thumbs up to using IPM to control whitefly

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

More Australian growers like Andrew Potter of P'Petual Farms are now using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to run more productive farms and appeal to a new generation of chemical-conscious consumers.

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New native predatory mite for grape, almond and pomefruit crops

Monday, May 6, 2019

Advancements in rearing techniques and new facilities will make Biological Services the first in Australia to offer vineyard and almond growers a new ally in the control of crop-damaging mites in the form of native predatory mite, Typhlodromus doreenae (Doreen). 

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Field-work unearths a past discovery and a promising new weapon against thrips, whiteflies and mites for Australian growers

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Twenty years after we first tried to commercialise it, a chance discovery and more advanced techniques have put a native predatory mite back under the microscope. If our current trials go well, we could launch a new product as soon as next month.

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Tackling Chemical Resistance in Whitefly, Mites, Thrips and Cabbage Moth

Friday, November 30, 2018

Resistance to insecticides is fast becoming an increasing problem. The release of new chemical products has reduced over the last decade and growers are becoming more aware of the need to adopt IPM strategies to overcome pest issues.

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More Technical Support for QLD & NSW Growers

Friday, November 30, 2018

Our capacity to support NSW and Qld growers with high quality monitoring and IPM advice has grown with the relocation of Jake Byrne to north-eastern New South Wales.

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Products

We produce 16 commercial biological control products for IPM programs. We also stock a range of traps and monitoring tools.

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Pests

Information on a range of key pests that can be controlled biologically in Australia using our products.

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Crops

We work in a range of crops and have developed biologically based IPM programs to control the major pests.

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