Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Paul De Vos, Peter Kromann, Stephane Declerck, Barbara D. Prestwich
Trends In Biotechnology
Biological control agents: from field to market, problems, and challenges
Optional Fields
food security; biodiversity; biocontrol; sustainable agriculture
Global food security is vulnerable due to massive growth of the human population, changes in global climate, the emergence of novel/more virulent pathogens, and demands from increasingly discerning consumers for chemical-free, sustainably produced food products. Bacterium-based biological control agents (BCAs), if used as part of an integrated management system, may satisfy the above demands. We focus on the advantages, limitations, problems, and challenges involved in such strategies
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2014.07.002
Grant Details
European Framework Programme Seven (FP7)
The research project ‘VALORAM – Valorizing Andean Microbial Diversity through Sustainable Intensification of Potato-based Farming Systems’ was supported by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement No. 227522, 01/02/2009–31/01/2014.