Biopesticides under the microscope

Do biopesticides have a place in agroecological farming?

There are numerous developments worldwide in the field of biological control and biopesticides, and increasing interest from UK growers in using them. There is undoubtedly some potential to solve some of the major challenges facing certain crops at scale but would the wholesale uptake of these new technologies mean growers avoid taking a systems approach to farm and soil health?

Speakers:

Dave Chandler (University of Warwick)
Iain Tolhurst (Tolhurst Organics)

 

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