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A free tool to enhance the awareness and uptake of biocontrol and biopesticide products by growers and advisors

The CABI BioProtection Portal is a free, web-based tool that enables users to discover information about registered biocontrol and biopesticide products around the world. Available online, with an offline version coming soon, the CABI BioProtection Portal helps growers and agricultural advisors to identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products against problematic pests in their crops. The portal can be accessed on multiple devices, thereby putting this valuable information at the fingertips of anyone who needs it.

How does it work?

  1. Users enter their country and crop-pest query.

  2. The search generates a list of biocontrol and biopesticide products, together with their active ingredient and manufacturer, that are registered for the specified crop-pest problem in the selected country. This information is sourced directly from national governments’ lists of registered plant protection products.

  3. Further guidance on correct storage and application is also provided for products that belong to partner biocontrol manufacturers, together with links to product labels and distributor details (find out about becoming a partner to the CABI BioProtection Portal)

Who is it for?

  • Farmers and advisors who need current and reliable information on-demand regarding the availability and correct use of effective, lower toxicity products that meet market requirements

  • National authorities responsible for the regulation/registration of plant protection products

  • Private sector decision-makers, e.g. out-grower schemes, cooperatives, organisations operating voluntary certification schemes

  • Biocontrol manufacturers who are looking to promote wider uptake of their products