Biological control of pests and diseases

Biological control can play a major role in a resilient cultivation system, by using natural enemies of fungi, bacteria and pest insects. It is possible to design a cultivation system that is largely able to contain diseases and pests on its own with biological control. This largely dispenses with the need for chemical crop protection.

Researchers of Wageningen University & Research study all the organisms in the system, from micro-organisms such as fungi and bacteria, to macro-organisms such as predatory mites and parasitoid wasps. > Read more