Thanks to all attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers who participated in the Biocontrols℠ USA West Conference & Expo (the leading series devoted exclusively to the hands-on use of biocontrols, biostimulants, and organics in agriculture) in Portland, OR, March 14-15, 2019.

We appreciate the opportunity to share with you the knowledge and techniques needed to successfully incorporate biological products into your IPM Program.

We will be announcing the Biocontrols Conference & Expo 2020 dates and location soon, so be sure to sign up here for updates including the agenda release, notification of event registration details, exhibition/sponsorship information, and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Biocontrols Conference & Expo!

Biocontrols USA West 2018 Recap

Biocontrol in Demand from Produce Retailers and Consumers

Biological control has moved into the mainstream. After years of experimentation and new and improved technologies, biocontrol is becoming a more regular part of many growers’ integrated pest management (IPM) programs. And the timing couldn’t be better, as consumer demands for more sustainable production methods for the produce and ornamentals they buy are moving back upstream. Retailers have taken notice and many are beginning to set expectations for what they want to see from the growers they choose to buy from.

Biocontrol, of course, is a good fit for growers looking to add more sustainable tools in their production. Those that aren’t becoming familiar with these options risk being left behind as the market moves forward without them.

This was one of the most prominent themes of the recent Biocontrols USA West Conference & Expo, held March 7-9, 2018 in Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego. Nearly 400 growers, crop consultants, researchers, crop protection retailers, and industry suppliers took part in the event, taking a look at all aspects of biological control, from new products, to production and application techniques, to marketing promotions and supply chain considerations. Attendees also had access to one-on-one discussions with 45 of the biocontrol industry’s leading suppliers on their latest products and crop protection techniques. Read full article.