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The largest open access resource for biological plant protection

     Not sure where to start? Visit our CABI BioProtection Portal Resources to learn the basics of bioprotection, common crop pests, how to select a product, and more.

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What is bioprotection?

Bioprotection is the use of products that originate from nature to control pests and diseases. At CABI BioProtection Portal, we put bioprotectants into two categories: biopesticides (microbials, semiochemicals, and natural substances) and invertebrate biocontrol agents (macrobials).

For example, the introduction of beneficial ladybird predators to combat aphid pests (pictured to the right) is a sustainable preventative measure that can retain ecosystem health while establishing long-lasting crop protection. Unlike many conventional pesticides and herbicides, these products are often pest specific, reducing harm to beneficial insects.

Fighting nature with nature preserves our environment, human health, and food safety. To learn more about bioprotection and its associated benefits and challenges, dive into our resources section!

Learn more about bioprotection



Soil health: why it’s important and how to protect it 

Learn about soil health’s crucial role, how it is threatened and ways to protect it with farming and gardening practices

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Semiochemicals beginner’s guide: Types and how to use

Explore semiochemicals with this guide: understand pheromones, allelochemicals, and strategic application.

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Types of biological control: augmentative, conservation and classical

Find out about the types of biological control and how you can use them.

GroPro joins Portal to drive mission and showcase bioprotection

We welcome GroPro- a leading international manufacturer of biological products - to the Portal.

Macrobials in biocontrol beginner’s guide: Types, and how to use

Macrobials in biocontrol can parasitize and feed on pests. Find out about their many forms and ho...

Collaborating with experts in the biopesticide and biocontrol industry

Our members include bioprotection product manufacturers, governments and private sector organizations from around the globe. The CABI BioProtection Portal aims to bring together people with a passion for increasing awareness and accessibility of bioprotection products in agriculture. During biannual Development Consortium meetings, our members share knowledge and develop key milestones.

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