Beneficial organisms such as insects, mites and nematodes for pest control in many crops have been extensively used, all over the world, for more than 3 decades.
The traditional way of controlling pests included the use of chemical pesticides, but the increasing problem of pest resistance plus the removal of many chemicals has reduced the efficacy of plant protection. Consequently, growers started seeking for alternative measures and apply an integrated approach. This is in line with the demands for reduced chemical residue levels in food and efforts for increasing quality.
Anthesis in cooperation with leading companies in biocontrol (Bioline Agrosciences, E-Nema) develops complete Integrated Crop Management (ICM) programs for a wide array of crops to provide a sustainable approach to crop protection. Our aim is to extend the use of beneficials in every kind of crop with respect to biodiversity and farmer’s profit.