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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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Definition of biocontrol: What is it and what are the different types?

Biological control (or biocontrol) is a sustainable approach to the management of agricultural and environmental pests. Learn more about the main types such as conservation, augmentative, and classical biological control.

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How to use bioprotection effectively

Learn how to use bioprotection effectively and how to get the most out of your products

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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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