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Biopesticides are pesticides based on specific micro-organisms used to control pests, diseases and weeds. They represent a vastly under-exploited area of pest management; they have the look of chemical pesticides, but behave like biological agents. For several years, people have been talking about a 'new paradigm' to overcome the constraints to implementation of biopesticides.

Within this resource, you will find further discussion of these issues, concrete information about which biopesticides are available and where they can be obtained, technical and educational information and links to a variety of organisations involved in the development of biopesticides.

Insect Pathology and Biopesticides - an introduction