Use of Biopesticides

Biopesticide use has more than quadrupled since 2000. Made from naturally occurring substances derived from animals, plants, bacteria, fungi and minerals, biopesticides are used as safer alternatives to controlling pests and are frequently part of Integrated Pest Management plans. Bedoukian Research Inc.’s semiochemical offerings fall under the “Biochemical” classification of biopesticides. In his new blog post, Farmers Shift Towards Virtually Non-Toxic Alternatives for Pest Control, EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones discusses the importance of biopesticides and why their increased use is good for people and the environment.

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