New Emulsion Promises to Sharply Cut Pesticide Use in Greenhouses

22 Kislev 5773
December 6, 2012

A new vegetable oil based emulsion product brings new hope to the insect free marketplace as it appears the product will sharply reduce the need to use a chemical pesticide agent. The new product is reportedly appropriate for growing lettuce, dill, baby salad leaves, parsley, mint leaves, tomatoes and more. The use of the emulsifier will cut the need for a chemical pesticide by 80%, the developers promise.

The new product, called “Tamar Tech” (תמר טק), is a product of the Tamar Shelf (תמר שלף) Company in Kibbutz Ein HaBasor in the Gaza border area. The kibbutz has have been working with the emulsifier for a number of years and today can show data proving they are capable to growing produce clean of insect infestation using only 20% of the amount of pesticides used today. It can be used for other produce as well, not just ‘green’ items associated with the ‘Gush Katif’ vegetables.

Tamar Tech officials are pleased the product has received the necessary certification for marketing, stressing Tamar Tech is not a pesticide and it is non-toxic. Kibbutz officials remain optimistic, citing the fact the product is inexpensive and a farmer does not need to use a large quantity to achieve desired results.

Some of the growers of the bug free so-called Gush Katif greens have been testing the product and it appears it does live up to claims made by the manufacturer.



  • Pith from Pinhas
    December 6, 2012 - 11:58 | Permalink

    When can we start eating artichokes, Brussels sprouts, corn on the cob and fresh strawberries again???!

    Chanukah Sameah!

  • Mordechai
    December 6, 2012 - 12:34 | Permalink

    Why can’t you eat artichokes, brussels sprouts, corn on the cob and fresh strawberries? Wash and check them. We grow all of these and more in our own garden here in Israel without any pesticides. Bugs are a fact of life and potentially in every kind of food. If you know what to look for and where to look, it is not an issue.

  • Aryeh Zelasko
    December 6, 2012 - 17:37 | Permalink

    The default setting for most of us is: lazy. To really check for bugs the setting has to be on on:enthusiastic.

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