Green pesticides

Building and testing of a pilot facility for the production of green pesticides.
A pilot facility will be build and tested for the production of green pesticides from mushroom growth and soft fruit waste.

28 Feb 2017

Recent interesting visit to Walpole Farm with CEO Paul Walpole, discussing future uses for waste blackberries at the Innovation Hub

Due to the Spotted wing Drosophila which has recently established itself across the UK as a pest problem for fruit farmers to deal with because the fly lays its eggs inside the developing fruit; not just in the rotting fruit. Management guidelines therefore requires that all residual fruit is picked to prevent/reduce the problem of infection and overwintering larvae. The result is a significant quantity of soft fruit waste, which our BioBoost project at Innovation Hub plans to recycle.

    

Coordination: NIAB

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