Classroom Training: Module3

Application of beneficial biocontrol agents:predators, parasitoids and mites

For – professional growers

Develop – a complete understanding of beneficial insects as a biocontrol agent

Apply – predators, parasitoids and mites through a practical integrated pest management system within your own environment.

This practical demonstration, laboratory and the field-based course will provide you with an understanding of:

  • The basics of predators, parasitoids and mites as biocontrol agents
  • Mass rearing of predators and parasitoids
  • Product quality assessment (batch variation)
  • Major crop pests and their natural enemies
  • Fecundity and survivability in natural conditions
  • Product label and interpretation including handling, storage and transportation.
  • Application of beneficial biocontrol agents against major crop pests in agriculture and horticulture
  • Integration of beneficial biocontrol agents with other crop protection techniques

BASIS points: 12  

NRoSO points: 4