Fighting fire with fire: pest control by playing nature at its own game

By |januar 31st, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biocontrol, biological pesticides, European Green Deal, microbial pesticides, News, organic agriculture, pest control, Pesticides, sustainable agriculture|

Microbial and macrobial pesticides, or ‘biologicals’, have been rapidly gaining attention as a sustainable and environmentally friendly viable alternative to chemical pesticides. However, they are currently hampered by maladapted regulation, says the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA). EURACTIV reports.

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France bets on development of biocontrol to solve pesticide problem

By |januar 24th, 2020|biocontrol, Didier Guillaume, Elisabeth Borne, France, News, Pesticides, phytosanitary products|

Having struggled to reduce the use of plant protection products, France intends to work twice as hard on the development of so-called 'biocontrol' methods. Besides, it is pushing to develop more favourable rules at the European level for the industry. ...

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