Easy to use and integrate
Biocontrol agents can be integrated into existing farming practices and complement other sustainable approaches, such as organic farming and integrated pest management (IPM). Biological crop protection often doesn’t require any specific application equipment, e.g., beneficial nematodes can be tank mixed with other crop protection solutions.
No chemical residues
Biologicals leave little to no residues on crops. This enhances food safety and reduces the risk of pesticide residues in the food chain, addressing consumer concerns about chemical exposure. Consequently, adopting biological crop protection practices allows you to meet the increasingly strict requirements set by retail, including supermarkets, ensuring that your produce aligns with their quality and safety standards.
No pre-harvest intervals
Most biological crop protection products do not require a pre-harvest interval (PHI) due to the inherent safety. These agents do not pose risks to human health or the environment.
Minimal resistance against pest and diseases
Biological control agents, such as beneficial insects, mites and nematodes, provide long-lasting pest management solutions. Pests typically do not develop resistance to natural enemies compared to chemical pesticides.