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Biological Control in Organic Production: First choice or last option?

Speiser, Bernhard; Wyss, Eric and Maurer, Veronika (2006) Biological Control in Organic Production: First choice or last option? In: Eilenberg, J. and Hokkanen, H. (Eds.) An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control. Springer; Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 27-46.

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Summary

"Biological agriculture" is a synonym for organic farming, but the term was developed independently from ‘biological control’. Therefore, it cannot be taken for granted that all methods of biological control are acceptable or even a first choice in organic farming. In this chapter, we explore the attitude of organic farming towards methods of biological control. Although organic farming has become popular during the last decade, organic farms are still a minority in all countries.
Furthermore there is a lack of profound knowledge about the regulatory framework for organic farming (i.e. public regulations and private standards). Therefore, we will firstly give a brief introduction to organic farming.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic farming, biological control, IFOAM, EU-Öko-Verordnung, Ektoparasitenkontrolle, Endoparasitenkontrolle, Biocontrol
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Veterinary Parasitology
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Entomolgy
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/english/research/plant-protection-phytopathology/substances.php, http://www.fibl.org/english/research/plant-protection-beneficials/biocontrol.php, http://www.fibl.org/english/research/veterinary-parasitology/index.php
Deposited By: Speiser, Dr Bernhard
ID Code:8357
Deposited On:23 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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