3 Jun 2015
Biopesticides include microbial (fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and microsporidia) biological control agents (BCAs), extracts of plants and other organisms, and behaviour modifying chemicals (semiochemicals) such as pheromones. They are widely used for controlling insects, mites, plant parasitic nematodes and disease-causing pathogens. Increasing demand for residue-free crop protection products, which have little or no negative impact on human health and the environment are some of the key drivers of the biopesticides market.
The global agricultural biologicals market is estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.6% from 2014 to 2019. Although the mature markets (such as the US, Spain, and Italy) hold larger shares in the agricultural biologicals market, the European region is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 15.2% during the forecast period, 2014 to 2019. The Asia-Pacific region is estimated to grow at the second-fastest CAGR of 14.7% from 2014 to 2019.
SCI Agrisciences Group is supporting the International Symposium: Biopesticides – Innovative technologies and strategies for pest control at Swansea University, 7-9 September 2015. The meeting will focus on the advances made in the development of biopesticides for pest control. Particular attention is given to innovative technologies and strategies which enhance biopesticide efficacy and competitiveness. These new products and strategies will become a common feature of future pest control programmes. It will also examine new tools and methods developed to accelerate discovery of new biopesticides and for quality assurance.
The meeting has attracted a range of international speakers from corporate and academic institutions across Europe, North America and Australia. The range of topics to be covered will benefit stakeholders (researchers, growers, industry, government agencies) from many different sectors (forestry, agriculture, horticulture, human health, livestock production).
Further details on the event and registration are available via the link below.
Dr Len Copping
SCI Agrisciences Group