Enhance your strawberry crop
Strawberry growers looking for improved yields and better control of profit-robbing fungal disease such as Botrytis Gray Mold use BVT’s Vectorhive™ system to deliver Vectorite™ with CR-7.
The BVT Vectorhive system gives grower easy and efficient, season-long control of disease by using bees to deliver the microbial bio-fungicide Vectorite with CR-7. This unique delivery application is unlike any other product on the market, giving growers early and precise delivery of a disease prevention product directly to where strawberry plants are most at risk – the flower.
Multiple years of University of Florida trials, grower demos and commercial application all show that using the BVT Vectorhive system improves yield (3-year average of 18%) and reduced disease incidence (3-year average of 35%) versus using a conventional fungicide alone.
“BVT’s Vectorhive system worked great for us this season. Even with fewer spray applications, we saw less disease, stronger, healthier plants, with better set and fruit size. ”
“It's very easy to handle. There's no need to spray water or a use a tractor. I don't use oil, or CO2. I must go twice a week to change the powder, that's all. We are happy with the results because we couldn't see any botrytis cinerea on the berries. ”
“The ability of bees to deliver a biological disease control product when fields are too wet to cross gives BVT a clear advantage compared to traditional products that are sprayed with a tractor...”
“...BVT, being a biological product, gives added marketing value to us by reducing reliance on chemical pesticides. Additionally it does not have a restricted entry interval like a synthetic fungicide which will help us during the harvest season.”