Rhyzobug – Your answer to most armoured scale species
Partnering with nature has unending innovation as a result – we must just discover it! Entering 2022, Koppert South Africa is not only celebrating a decade of investing in the health, safety, and productivity of South African soil, but we are also moving forward with a value-driven new international visual identity. We believe that every problem in agriculture and horticulture has a solution, and we know that the search must start within nature. So, we partner with nature and never stop innovating.
As the company’s founder, Jan Koppert, was a cucumber grower himself 50 years ago, our roots are grounded in working for growers and farmers. We understand the challenges and offer an integrated system of natural solutions to cultivate healthier crops and improve quality and yield. We use natural enemies to combat pests, microbials, and biostimulants that support, protect and strengthen crops and improve plant health, above and underground. In this pursuit of helping our clients partner with nature, we are excited to introduce the newest member of our team. Rhyzobug (Rhyzobius lophanthae) is a classic biological control agent which preys on most armoured scale species plus selected mealybug species for crops including citrus, mango, avocado, berries, apples, pears, and stone fruit. This small ladybird offers a solution for California red scale, Coconut scale, Florida red scale, Brown soft scale, Pernicious scale, Purple scale, Citrus black scale and Mango white scale.
Read the full article in GROEI Magazine here (laeveld-agrochem-groei-19-2022-herfs-1.pdf)