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Resources: 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.

Biological control (bioprotection) beginners guide

Biological controlĀ (or ā€˜biocontrolā€™)Ā is theĀ use of living organisms and naturally-sourced (or nature-identical) compounds toĀ control pestĀ and diseaseĀ populations.Ā 

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How to use biopesticide (bioprotection) products

Learn how to use biopesticides and biocontrol products effectively.

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Selecting the right biopesticide or biocontrol product for your needs

Choosing a biopesticide or biocontrol product for managing a pest is about asking the right questions.

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Integrated Pest Management: how it works and benefitsĀ 

Integrated pest management is a sustainable alternative to pest management and includes a number of key steps to go through.

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Why use bioprotection in regenerative agriculture?

Biocontrol and biopesticide products provide many benefits that align with the principles of regenerative agriculture.

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How to identify a pest problem

Identifying a pest is critical to finding an effective means of management. See our guides and tools here to help develop your diagnostic skills.

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How can biocontrol agents seek out their pests?

Chemical pesticides do not always make contact with pests, while some bioprotectants can actively search for them.

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Biocontrol and biopesticides: Environmentally friendly natural pest control

Due to climate change and the effects of pesticides, environmentally friendly pest control has become attractive.

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What are the effects of chemical pesticides on health, and can biocontrol offer a safer alternative?

From consumers to farmers, synthetic pest control can pose a severe threat.

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Biocontrol can help growers align with food safety policies

Food safety policies are getting more exigent. How can biocontrol help growers adapt their practices to access stricter markets?

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How can biocontrol slow pest resistance?

Pest resistance to chemical pesticides is a growing problem. How can biocontrol counteract this phenomenon?

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5 advantages of biocontrol compared to chemical pest control

We explore the benefits of two types of biocontrol – biopesticides and macrobials, or invertebrate biocontrol agents. These types of biocontrol include pheromones, micro-organisms, natural substances and beneficial organisms such as insects and mites.

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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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Microbial biopesticides beginnerā€™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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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 useĀ 

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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Types of biological control: augmentative, conservation and classical

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

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Augmentative biological control: The power of enhancing ecosystems

Explore augmentative biological control in agriculture, a sustainable alternative to pesticides that enhances ecosystems and crop yields. Learn about its benefits, challenges, and global impact.

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