Peter Hannaford

Laboratory

LAB The Elite Flower’s research laboratory is leading the industry in environmentally friendly pest and infection management.
The dedicated fungus lab was established in 2008 with a mission to reduce the number of pesticides used. Scientists were able to isolate beneficial fungus which helps combat destructive fungus. The laboratory currently produce 15,000 liters of beneficial fungus each week which has reduced the need for market fungicides by approximately 30%.

LAB Spider mites are almost too small to be seen with the naked eye, but can wreak havoc on ornamental plants, especially roses. There are several ways to control spider mites including insecticides, but as luck as it, spider mites have many natural enemies. As an alternative to using harmful and expensive chemicals, the laboratory at The Elite Flower employs Integrative Pest Management by breeding and releasing plant-safe predatory mites that kill the destructive spider mites.