Biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds, and plant pathogens using other organisms. So, technically, microbial control is a subset of biocontrol.
In addition to genetic, cultural, microbial, physical, behavioral, biological, and chemical controls, biological control, or biocontrol for short, is one form of ‘control’ implemented in integrated pest management (IPM).
Using beneficial insects to control arthropod pests is common in both field crops and controlled environment agriculture (CEA).
Drawing from local reservoirs of natural predators by attracting them through various means is called ‘conservation biocontrol’ and ‘augmentation biocontrol’ is releasing additional natural enemies when too few are present for effective pest control.
Anything added is an extra ‘input’ to be considered financially. And as such, your farm will require a stable and redundant supply chain, which CropWalk can provide. We have relationships with the best insectaries and biocontrol vendors in the business to guarantee that you get what you need when you need it at the best price possible.