Preface: One of the Research Activities (RA 4.3) of the European Network for Durable Exploitation of crop protection strategies (ENDURE*) has brought together representatives of industry and scientists from several European countries with experience ranging from fundamental biology to applied field work on biological control against pests and diseases. The unique diversity of expertise and concerns allowed the group to set up very complementary approaches to tackle the issue of the factors of success of biocontrolResults of Research Activities (RA 4.3) of the EU FP6. These results, complemented by the views of experts in the field of biocontrol consulted at the occasion of meetings of IOBC-wprs, allowed the identification of majors gaps in knowledge and bottlenecks for the successful deployment of biocontrol and lead to the proposition of key issues for future work by the research community, the field of development and prospects for technological improvement by industry.
|Title of host publication||Classical and augmentative biological control against diseases and pests: critical status analysis and review of factors influencing their success|
|Number of pages||194|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Blum, B., Nicot, P. C., Köhl, J., & Ruocco, M. (2011). Chapter 8: Identified difficulties and conditions for field success of biocontrol. 4. Socio-economic aspects: market analysis and outlook. In F. Tei (Ed.), Classical and augmentative biological control against diseases and pests: critical status analysis and review of factors influencing their success (pp. 62-67). (IOBC/WPRS Publications).