The Haliburton County Garlic Growers Association is making strides in dealing with a pest.

The association had a presentation on the leek moth, which is an invasive species first discovered in the county in 2009, at Haliburton’s Garlic Fest.

Association Member Angel Taylor says she and other garlic growers were looking for non-chemical ways to keep the leek moth away from their crops.

Floating row covers are screens that cover crops without denying them sun.

The research involved the garlic growers association, the Haliburton County Farmers Market, and U-Links, which is a research company in Minden Hills.

Taylor adds the association started its research in 2013.