Biocontrol of wood decay insects and nematodes as an alternative to traditional chemical treatments

IRG/WP 18-10914

L Robertson, J F Galván, F Llinares, R Viñambres, M T de Troya

The protection of wood has been defined until relatively recently, as the application of a chemical to increase its durability. On the other hand, society is becoming more and more demanding in terms of the use of products which have the minimum ecological impact. This has led many countries to reduce the list of biocidal products that can be used (European Biocides Regulation), therefore it is necessary to seek sustainable alternatives. The use of biological control agents can constitute a good alternative to traditional biocides, due to their economic and ecological advantages.

Keywords: Biocontrol, bio-protection, insects, nematodes

Conference: 18-04-29/05-03 Johannesburg, South Africa

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