Stop the bugs at the door

Is it possible to protect crops from harmful insects without the use of traditional pesticides?

Our client EdenShield is an AgTech company based in Israel who has developed unique, proprietary and effectively proven plant protection products that are helping growers increase and improve their yield of crops.

With their ecological approach to crop protection, they aim at keeping plants and the environment free of chemicals and viruses by providing green, safe and economical products. 

The GateKeeper solution, where our team was involved in the preparation of a successful grant application, is when installed around greenhouse entrances and doors an effective way to dramatically reduce insect attraction to crops leading to as much as a 90% reduction of pest infestations.

Their products are also bee-safe and are thereby striking a blow to protect the valuable pollinators that we are depending on in line with Earth Day pesticides pledge.

The use of a liquid concentrate, non-toxic emulsion, derived from aromatic plant extracts is a win-win solution. By using an odor masking mechanism crops can be camouflaged from certain insects and thus prevent infestation.

Additional benefits worth mentioning are:

  • Up to 30% increase in crop yields
  • Residue-free crops
  • Virus infections are reduced
  • Reduction of  pesticides use
  • Lack of pesticide resistance

The development of such environmentally friendly solutions results in what may come to us as unexpected aftermaths. But considering that we are all part of a connected ecosystem it should not come as a surprise that all our actions have a more wide-spreading effect. Take some minutes to figure out how it is all connected by watching the video below.

More information on bees, pollination, and pesticides

Marla Spivak held an awakening TED speech on bees some years ago where her love, dedication but also a concern for them shines through. She stated, “We need to act more like a bee society, each of our individual actions can contribute to a grand solution”. There is actually something we all can do to help our important pollinators!

2019-05-06T09:37:15+02:00 April 4th, 2019|0 Comments