Bee Vectoring Technologies or BVT, a Canadian company, announced that the pest trial they have been testing is proven effective. This is happy news for all the producers of blueberry. The pest control method was utilized along with the latest honeybee dispenser system by the company. A new innovation is a step further for pest control companies such as pest control in Newcastle as they strive to serve customers better.
The trial was conducted in Parrsborough located in Nova Scotia and the yield from the blueberry field with no treatment is 77 per cent higher.
The testing was done on blueberries with low bushes in conjunction with the wild blueberry research program initiated by the Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
The system made by BVT is composed of a bee hive equipped with a dispenser technology. The honey bees are used in order to give crops the plant beneficial microbe they need, the BVT-CR7.
The trial was done in order to see if the technology is really effective in controlling the growth of graymold also known as Botrytis blight as well as mummy berry known as Monilinia blight. These are two of the most common diseases that are negatively impacting the growth of the blueberries.
The result was then presented side-by-side with the untreated control as well as the current chemicals that were employed by the growers.
According to the research programme director of Dalhouse University, Professor David Percival, their yields is higher by a significant amount because of the BVT system regardless if it has been used together with chemical fungicides or not. Using fungicide alone did not increase the yields.
The professor admitted that even he was surprised by the resulting numbers that he even double checked the raw data of the yield as well as the spreadsheet to ensure that there are no mistakes in the statistical program.
Companies such as pest control in Newcastle will be happy to hear about the new technology. The professor concluded that if BVT technology is employed, it is possible to control the floral blight disease and the berry yields are also higher.