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Resources: Biocontrol agents

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

Biological control agents and examples: What are the different types?

Biocontrol agents are organisms, or material derived from nature, which are used to manage pest problems.

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Microbial biopesticides beginner’s guide: Types and how to use

Learn about the diversity of microbial biopesticides, their applications, their modes of action, and more in this beginner’s guide.

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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 how to apply them properly.

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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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Natural substance biopesticides beginner’s guide: Types and how to use 

Explore the power of natural substance biopesticides: learn all about plant extracts, botanical and mineral oils and how to use them.

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Amblyseius swirskii: top predator for protecting your covered crops

The predatory mite is one of the most successful commercial natural enemies in covered crops.

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Nematodes: seeking and destroying insect pests

Nematodes are used globally to control major insect pests. Learn more here.

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Trichoderma: A biopesticide with multiple modes

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

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How fungal biopesticides can reduce aflatoxins in grain crops

Aflatoxins, usually present in crops like maize, are harmful to humans. Thankfully, they can be managed with fungal biopesticides.

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Viral biopesticides against the false codling moth in South Africa

Learn how to reduce the infestation of citrus fruits by one of South Africa’s most problematic pests – the false codling moth.

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A fungal biopesticide to prevent and control locust swarms

Outbreaks of the desert locust, one of the world’s most serious pests, are expected to increase with climate change. An environmentally friendly biopesticide can be used to prevent and control the destructive pest effectively.

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