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Partner Blog Feature: ‘Detecting Colorado Potato Beetle Outbreaks to Treat Only Infected Areas’ – INO

Learn how INO and Patates Dolbec Intend to Reduce Insecticide Use by 25% in the Field.

The Colorado potato beetle is an insect pest rampant throughout the world. Crops need regular monitoring, early outbreak detection and insecticide application to fight the infestation.

However, the excessive use of chemical pesticides involves a combination of environmental and economic issues. All farmers and specifically Patates Dolbec wish to restrict their use of insecticides to the strict minimum. Together, Patates Dolbec and INO set a goal of allowing to reduce the use of pesticides by 25% while treating only outbreaks.

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Bumper Crops: Nitrogen Stabilizers

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Watch as Dan and Michael discuss the use of nitrogen stabilizers. Here is an excerpt. "There's three main types of nitrogen stabilizers we think about. The first would be urease Inhibitors. So what urease Inhibitors do is they prevent urease from breaking urea down into ammonia gas, which releases it into the atmosphere. There's nitrification inhibitors which prevent ammonia from being nitrified into nitrite, and then nitrate in the field which can be lost through water. And then the third type would be a polymer coating product which can extend that release of nitrogen by kind of activating over time."