Technology in just about everything is advancing faster than we can keep up. Today insects are being breed in one country to be used in another.
The great thing about this is that the chemicals that are needed are reduced significantly so that in the end, we as consumers of these products are eating less of the chemicals and the product is absorbing less.
With this one process below, they are using 80% less chemicals by using the insects for the pest control and it seems to be working good.
Over the next year, BioBee Biological Systems at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in northern Israel will ship some 600 million specially bred predatory mites to farmers in Colombia as a natural form of pest control.
Using the Phytoseiulus persimilis, the most effective natural predator of Tetranychus urticae (red spider mite), will allow the farmers to reduce the amount of pesticides they use by up to 80 percent and thus meet standards for exporting their produce to other countries.
The BioPersimilis predatory mite works well against mites that attack peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, maize, cucumber, melon, strawberries, eggplant and ornamental flowers such as roses. This top-selling two-millimeter-long, pear-shaped creature is used by most of California’s strawberry farmers, comprising BioBee’s the single largest market.
Give a watch to the video below and learn how these bugs are being used for a pest defense for a variety of different products.
Right now this is being used in Ca and is working good.
It is just facinating how technology no matter what the industry is always changing, just amazing.