Biopesticides

What are biopesticides?

Biopesticides are the natural, environmentally-friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. They are created from highly virulent strains of naturally-occurring microorganisms found in plants, fungi, bacteria, and minerals.

What are the benefits of biopesticides?

  • Very effective at controlling pests and diseases that attack plants and crops of all kinds
  • Can be designed to only target specific pests so they do not harm other beneficial insects and wildlife
  • Safe to human health and the environment
  • Non-toxic to workers, users, consumers
  • Residue free – for traditional and organic farming
  • Pests do not develop resistance
  • Zero harvesting intervals
  • Easy to apply using conventional equipment spraying equipment
  • Compatible with other control methods and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes.