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Research on biopesticides at INRA, France

Abstract : Biopesticides represent an attractive alternative for complementing or replacing chemical control of plant pathogens and pests. Despite decades of research on biological control and a significant number of biopesticides shown to be efficient in laboratory conditions, few products are presently registered for use in France. Therefore, considerable scientific and industrial investments are still necessary for the development and commercialization of these products. An ambitious policy of reduction of pesticide use has been developed in France in the frame of the National Action Plan "Ecophyto". One aspect of this plan is to stimulate scientific research for the development of innovative biocontrol tools for agriculture, including biopesticides. This has led to the funding of scientific projects, including some in collaboration with the biopesticide industry. The French research and development network, including INRA, covers various aspects of biopesticides research such as to develop new products, understand the determinants of their efficacy, acquire knowledge on their mode of action, anticipate their potential failure and carefully manage their use once they become commercially available. This talk will present an overview of the French groups implicated in Research and Development on biopesticides and some of the national projects being developed.
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Marc Bardin, Philippe C. Nicot. Research on biopesticides at INRA, France. 4. Biopesticide Event, Enterprise Europe Network.; University of Greenwich. GBR., Apr 2016, Londres, United Kingdom. 45 p. ⟨hal-02801491⟩



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