Pest management is still mainly performed using synthetic chemicals, but the development of environmentally friendly methods to control pests, referred to as biocontrol, is progressing rapidly, with the value of the global biocontrol market expected to reach more than $4.5 billion by 2019. The field of biocontrol includes various techniques for integrated pest management, using macro-organisms, micro-organisms, pheromones, kairomones and natural substances originating from animals, minerals and plants to control pests and pathogens.
The Biocontrol Pest Management System is a concept that would provide a protective apparatus to produce and deliver a biopesticide and/or repellent product in situ from an inactive natural precursor.
The Biocontrol Pest Protection will target the following sectors:
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