Political deafness may impede transition to biological control by Johan A Stenberg

Biological control has developed into a realistic alternative to replace chemical pesticides. A long-awaited paradigm shift is now adopted by the European Commission through a proposed new Regulation on sustainable use of plant protection products. Unfortunately, the scientific framework underpinning biocontrol is seriously neglected, impeding transition to sustainable plant production.

Trends Plant Sci. 2023 Mar 16:S1360-1385(23)00052-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2023.02.005. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Biological control has developed into a realistic alternative to replace chemical pesticides. A long-awaited paradigm shift is now adopted by the European Commission through a proposed new Regulation on sustainable use of plant protection products. Unfortunately, the scientific framework underpinning biocontrol is seriously neglected, impeding transition to sustainable plant production.

PMID:36934039 | DOI:10.1016/j.tplants.2023.02.005

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