Cultivating grapes the right way

BioBee, a pioneer in the revolutionary field of biologically-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM), has found some of nature’s best solutions to combating the pernicious mealybugs. The first is the Cryptolaemus, a Lady Bird bettle-like predatory beetle who is commonly known as the mealybug destroyer. The second is the Anagyrus, a tiny parasitic wasp who lays its eggs inside the mealybug, which will slowly mummify as the parasitic egg feasts on its innards before bursting out of the desiccated corpse, alien-style. Continue reading