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Biocontrol and biopesticide products cause less harm to the environment, human health, and crops when compared to conventional pesticides. Are you interested in bioprotection but don’t know where to begin? Our resources include all the information you need to become informed: the basics of bioprotection, integrated pest management, pest and crop guides, as well as real-life examples.

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Basics of biocontrol

Bioprotection is the use of natural substances to control pests, weeds, and diseases on agricultural crops. Here, you can learn about the basics of bioprotection: what it is, why you should use it, and more.

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Integrated pest management

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an environmentally friendly approach to managing crops. Its main goal is to solve pest problems while limiting unwanted effects on the environment and on health.

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Courses and apps

New to biocontrol? Learn all the basics with our online biological control self-study courses. Topics include Introduction to BioProtection Products, Crop Pest Management and Crop Pest Diagnosis, with more coming soon. These include essential practical advice for farmers and growers to use in day-to-day life.

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Biocontrol agents

Biocontrol agents are organisms or materials derived from nature used to manage pest problems. They are often classed into four main categories.

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Pest guides

Eliminating pests is key. See our how-to guides on key agriculture pests and how to manage them effectively and safely with biocontrol.

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Crop guides

As each crop is different, the way biocontrol is used on them needs to be unique. Learn how to care for crops and get rid of pests and diseases using biocontrol products or biopesticides.

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Regulation and data

Regulation plays a crucial role in the development, commercialization, and distribution of bioprotection products in the global market. This leads to variable accessibility of biological products to growers. Harmonizing international regulations can facilitate better penetration of biologicals in the market for pest management products.

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Popular Articles

Biological control (bioprotection) beginners guide

Biological control (or ‘biocontrol’) is the use of living organisms and naturally-sourced (or nature-identical) compounds to control pest and disease populations. 

Theme: Basics of biocontrol

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Coffee Rust: symptoms, causes, cycle and solutions

Coffee rust is considered the most destructive disease affecting the crop.

Theme: Pest guides

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Bean fly control – how to recognize, prevent and manage this common legume pest

Manage the common but damaging Bean fly pest with our how-to guide.

Theme: Pest guides

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The tobacco beetle: lifecycle, symptoms and effective treatment

The tobacco beetle is a troublesome pest that causes damage to a variety of stored products.

Theme: Pest guides

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Trichoderma biocontrol agents: Types, uses, modes, and their powerful impact 

Trichoderma is one of the most commonly used biopesticides, with nearly 200 commercial products.

Theme: Biocontrol agents

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Tuta absoluta control: What is it, and how do you get rid of it?

Tuta absoluta is a highly destructive tomato pest and there is increasing concern about the damage it can cause.

Theme: Pest guides

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