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Raspberry and blackberry

The solution for your raspberry and blackberry crops is within reach with biological pollination and pest control

IPM makes the difference

Biological products are an essential aspect in the cultivation of today's raspberry and blackberry crops. But why, precisely, is it such a good idea to choose IPM or integrated crop protection?

  • You help prevent pests and diseases from becoming resistant to chemical pest control methods.
  • You comply with the strict regulations and meet the demands of the consumer.
  • You choose residue-free methods and, therefore, produce healthier raspberries and blackberries.
  • You reduce the risk of yield losses.
  • You reap a rich harvest by choosing IPM. How? You can count on increased cost-effectiveness and improved fruit quality to help optimise your competitive position.

Biological pest control for raspberries and blackberries

Will you also take the step to implement biological strategies in your crops? If so, Biobest offers you a wide range of solutions that can be used safely at any time. You can utilise:

  • a wide range of natural enemies, such as Phytoseiulus-System and Californicus-System, for controlling spider mite;
  • the nutritional feed supplement Nutrimite™, which ensures predatory mites − such as Swirskii-System − are working at full strength when an infestation occurs;
  • pheromone traps and sticky traps, such as Bug-Scan®, to monitor and scout pests in the crop;
  • the biological fungicide Prestop® 4B, distributed via the Flying Doctors® Hive, to treat flower botrytis;
  • the thrips pheromone ThriPher to lure thrips out of their shelters;
  • the natural product Bluestim® to control abiotic stress;
  • the Droso Trap® with the attractant Dros’Attract® to catch Drosophila suzukii.

Bumblebee pollination of raspberries and blackberries

Cross-pollination with the help of bumblebees… In comparison to honeybees, bumblebees will leave their hives in poorer weather conditions, for example when it is cloudy. Furthermore, bumblebee pollination occurs more rapidly, and the bumblebees deliver greater quantities of pollen to the flowers. The result? Larger, higher quality fruit helping to achieve greater yields. To take advantage of all these benefits, you can count on the bumblebee hives from Biobest.

Bumblebee pollination and biological pest control with Flying Doctors®

Our Flying Doctors® can also help prevent fruit rot. When you choose our Flying Doctors® Hive, you combine pollination and crop protection in one strategy. The bumblebees not only head out of their hive to pollinate flowers, at the same time they protect the blossoms with Prestop® 4B, a biological fungicide they distribute. These Flying Doctors® do all the work – pollination and protection.

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