Thursday is bug day at Peace Tree. "It’s the day that our Biocontrol team crisscrosses our greenhouses to replenish and maintain our army of beneficial insects", the grower explains. "They distribute sachets, release predators and parasites, and utilize our custom Bugzooka to launch and evenly spread predatory mites catching a ride on vermiculite onto newly planted or stuck plants.
"Launching bugs far and wide in a production greenhouse could seem counterintuitive to some, but it’s all part of our comprehensive biocontrol program. Simply put, we populate good bugs to combat the bad bugs. Our team starts with a plan long before the sign of any pests, utilizing regular reoccurring releases (on bug day and beyond) to grow our numbers of friendly, beneficial insects."