David Spencer, vice-president of sales and marketing at Applied Bio-nomics in North Saanich, inspects a tobacco leaf studded with aphids and their predators during an open house on Friday, April 20. A water collection system washes the predators off the leaves and into bucket, where it will eventually get packaged and sold. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

North Saanich company is apt to bug you

Applied Bio-Nomics recently expanded

NORTH SAANICH — Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. held an open house April 19 and 20 to show off their new lab/office/shipping area, recently built at their property on West Saanich Road.

Applied Bio-nomics has been in North Saanich since 1980, raising bugs to help farmers stave off other pests that attack their crops.

The company is growing and they are offered tours of their greenhouse operation and the new structure. They are located at 11074 West Saanich Road.

— News Staff

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