Author(s): Fravel DR
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Abstract Although the number of biocontrol products is increasing, these products still represent only about 1\% of agricultural chemical sales. Yet these are important contributions because biocontrol agents offer disease management alternatives with different mechanisms of action than chemical pesticides. Trends in research include the increased use of biorational screening processes to identify microorganisms with potential for biocontrol, increased testing under semicommercial and commercial production conditions, increased emphasis on combining biocontrol strains with each other and with other control methods, integrating biocontrol into an overall system.
This article was published in Annu Rev Phytopathol
and referenced in Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology