Reduction of fungicide use and risk in fruit production: are we ready for alternatives?


Abstract: The Directive 2009/128/EC establishes a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides and implicitly calls for alternatives to chemical pesticides. Biofungicides based on microbial active ingredients may offer valid tools to accomplish the aim of the Directive. However a change in the mentality and new products are necessary for a successful implementation of biocontrol agents in fruit protection.

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