How Biocontrols Are Adopted By Different Types of Specialty Crop Growers

Meister Media Worldwide’s national magazines conduct state of the industry surveys each year. This year, 1,707 growers and their allies responded. There was plenty of insight from how American Fruit Grower, American Vegetable Grower, and Greenhouse Grower readers responded to our questions about biocontrols.


The main takeaways include:

  • Greenhouse growers embrace biocontrols more than any other group of specialty crop growers — and it’s adoption is growing the fastest.
  • Fruit and vegetable growers more fully adopt biostimulants than those growing under cover.
  • Beneficial insects are more widely used by greenhouse growers, because of their efficacy in a controlled environment.

Biocontrol adoption by growers infographic