Matias Habib has registered a non-provisional patent for his formula a “Bio-pesticide for Japanese Beetles.”
Serial No. 17/733,369 · Filed Apr 29, 2022
A pesticide compositionally comprising one or more carrier oils; one or more repellent oils; and an effective amount of quisqualic acid, wherein the pesticide composition is an emulsion for spray application to foliage and wherein physical contact with the pesticide is sufficient to kill a Japanese beetle.
I’m excited to be collaborating with Harambee Community Garden on Chicago’s west side. Harambee started in 2011 on a vacant lot, and today is a thriving community of gardeners and nature lovers.
TerraBusterBio-Pesticide Testing in Summer 2022 – Scroll down for updates
We designated control and testbeds to determine the effectiveness of a natural repellent prototype on Squash Bugs. Lab testing is also being conducted.
Identical test beds were planted June 3rd. On July 24th test bed #1 was treated with the prototype natural repellent while test bed #2 was left untreated. Not far from the test beds are several beds that are badly infested with squash bugs, as shown in the photo below.
Established in the 1920s, Winding Creek Nursery is a family business with a long history in our community. This is the third summer that they have been selling TerraBuster products. They love our product and we really appreciate their support! Located in Millbrook – and here is their website.
TerraBuster was on display on Father’s Day. Be back soon!
Congratulations to partners Matias Habib and Kendrick Bakel who were winners at the 2020 Celebrating High School Innovators competition held at Illinois State University on March 2. They came home with a top award, a check for $1,000, and scholarships to Illinois State University. The team plans to invest their prize money in the TerraBuster business. Click here to read the newspaper article.