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Welcome to BIOCOMES

The EU emphasizes the role of integrated pest management as an important approach to reduce dependency on pesticides use. Before pesticides are used, biological control measures, together with physical and other non-chemical methods, should have first preference (Directive 2009/128/EC).
The EU is stimulating the development of biological control products by financing this BIOCOMES project.

On this website you will find information about:

  • The pests and diseases for which BIOCOMES is developing biological control solutions
  • Why it is important to offer biological alternatives for control of these pests and diseases
  • Which biological control products are being developed

Do you want to know more about us? Please go to our About BIOCOMES page.

Diseases

Pests

Aphids

Aphids

1 BCA

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Gypsy moth

Gypsy moth

1 BCA

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Whitefly

Whitefly

1 BCA

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Technologies

News, agenda and Twitter

'Cooperation with industry is paramount’

If you really want to make a difference as a researcher in the field of integrated pest management and biological control, you need to co-operate in an early stage with all actors in the chain,...

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Bacteria determine defense around rape seeds

The composition of the bacterial community around rape seeds strongly affects the vulnerability of the plant to pathogens. That is shown by research of dr. Daria Rybakova, of the BIOCOMES-partner...

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Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM)

BIOCOMES presents its final results to international biocontrol industry in Basel

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XV Meeting of the IOBC working group Biological and integrated control of plant pathogens

Biological products: from lab testing to product development

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