Vegetable Research & Innovation

Assessing new biological control agents in greenhouse capsicums and tomatoes

Highlights results from a test by Crop & Food Research on the ability of five natural enemies to adapt to greenhouse conditions and control greenhouse pests in crops of capsicums and tomatoes. Gives the report card for five natural enemies: amblydromalis limonicus (predatory mite), eretmocerus warrae (Australian whitefly parasitoid), macrolophus pygmaeus (predatory mirid), drepenacra binocula (hook-tipped lacewing), and cleobora mellyii (Southern ladybird).