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Melon and Watermelon

Biological control and bumblebee pollination in melon and watermelon

Use biological control to ensure a vigorous and healthy crop and to cut back on harmful and persistent pesticides. Pests develop resistance to pesticides: a vicious circle leading to even more chemicals yet poorer pest control. With biocontrol as your first line of defense in Integrated Pest Management, get good yield and high quality, offer a safe environment for your employees, preserve nature and achieve residue-free production. Retailers and consumers demand safe food produced in a sustainable way. Good IPM practice is thus also an essential marketing tool.

Use bumblebees as natural pollinators to save labor, improve fruit quality and increase yield. Compared to honey bee pollination, the use of bumblebees results into lower abortion rates and higher seed set. Therefore bumblebees are better pollinators for melons and watermelons.

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