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Institute for Sustainable Horticulture

Institute for Sustainable Horticulture

Kwantlen's Institute for Sustainable Horticulture (ISH) is a partnership of academia with B.C.'s horticultural industries and the community. ISH supports British Columbia in meeting demands for a higher level of sustainability and environmental responsibility from horticulture, and urban landscapes.

The Bio-Controls Research Group works in a leading-edge research facility on Kwantlen's Langley Campus where they focus on the development of microbial insect pathogens (fungal and viral) which will provide growers and landscape care providers with biological solutions to pest problems and help improve the sustainability of our agri-food systems.

To learn more about our research, projects and researchers, please browse our website.


Nov 17 / 2020
Dr. Deborah Henderson and Michelle Franklin from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture partnered Sylvar Technologies to create baculovirus biopesticides, which are non-toxic, safe and natural products.

A partnership between...

Apr 25 / 2019
Dr. Deborah Henderson inspects a petri dish with fungi or trichoderma.

Tucked away in a lab at...

Jan 19 / 2017

Langley, BC—Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRTec) have planted a seed.

KPU’s Institute for Sustainable...

May 21 / 2014
Deborah Henderson

Some soil fungi are natural born killers and the Institute of Sustainable Horticulture at Kwantlen University plans to put that talent to work for agriculture.

Institute director Deborah...