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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"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|
|Deposited On:||23 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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