Inside our large eco-friendly glasshouses, traditional growing techniques…
Protecting crops is essential for any grower and biological control forms a key part of our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system.
Sweet peppers grown in glasshouses are at risk to a wide range of pests that feed on the leaves or fruits and are attracted to the warm, humid conditions.
To ensure our crops remain healthy with good resistance levels, we need to create and maintain a natural balance within the glasshouse.
In addition to bumblebees for pollination, we introduce beneficial insects and mites to control pests and prevent crop damage.
Careful monitoring and natural predators, form part of our environmentally friendly measures that reduce the need to use artificial plant protection products and encourage beneficial organisms to develop in the glasshouse.
Our agronomist’s continually engage and consult with the wider industry in order to advance IPM in sweet peppers and provide the highest quality produce that our customers expect, while minimising our impacts.