The relationship between pollinators and crop protection strategies has always pitted them against each other, with concern about how insecticides and herbicides might affect charismatic non-target insects like bees. A new technology by the company Bee Vectoring Technologies rewrites the definition to the relationship.
In this approach, bees exit the hive to deliver a fungicide to the flower, a biological control that competes against pathogenic fungi that start their damage early in fruit development. On this episode, I speak with representatives from the company about the technology, its application, and its safety with regard to pollinators and the environment.
Company website: BeeVt.com
Follow BeeVT on Twitter: @BeeVTech
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