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Green and Runner bean

Even for bean crops, you can count on biological pest control and pollination

IPM makes the difference

Biological products are an essential aspect in the cultivation of today's bean 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 beans.
  • 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 green and runner beans

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 Amblyseius-System against thrips but also Phytoseiulus-System to control spider mite, Aphidius-System for aphids and Eretmocerus-System to control whitefly;
  • pheromone traps and sticky traps, such as Bug-Scan®, to monitor and scout pests in the crop;
  • biological insecticides, such as PREFERAL®, as an extra weapon against whitefly;
  • the thrips pheromone ThriPher to lure thrips out of their shelters.

Bumblebee pollination of green and runner beans

Despite the fact that beans are self-fertilizing, there are still some varieties that benefit significantly from cross-pollination with insects. The larger, hairy pollinators, such as the bumblebee, do an especially good job of this. That means that bumblebees can definitely add value. Biobest would be happy to help you choose from our extensive range of bumblebee hives.

Did you know that...

… green beans are also sometimes called French string beans? You can count on biological pest control and pollination – not only for your green beans but for many other bean varieties.

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