For those of us who are familiar with crop care, whether it be orchards or gardens, pest control is one of the most difficult factors to deal with. We have to be alert to detect the pests, to buy and apply the appropriate treatment (sometimes of synthetic origin that deteriorate the productive capacity of the plants and contaminate the crop) and to see how it evolves in order to make adjustments.
But for some time now, a new pest control system known as “Integrated Pest Control” has been gaining fame thanks to its effectiveness, its “almost” self-control and the fact that it is a 100% biological system that has no harmful impact on our crops. It is known as Integrated Pest Management the biological control of pests, using the breeding of natural enemies of pests to combat them. This practice is increasingly widespread in agricultural areas that are committed to the quality of the crop and the final product, but it has also begun to be a trend among private individuals, who want to make their garden a more sustainable and natural place.
Benefits of incorporating biological pest control
The system is based on two fundamental aspects: the selection and breeding of beneficial species (adapted to the environment), and the preparation of a release plan for the species, controlling the progress of the species and optimizing their effectiveness. The aim is to create a living ecosystem where there is a balance of species, promoting biodiversity and controlling pests naturally, without the use of contaminants, thus maximizing the productive capacity and longevity of the plants in our crop.
This biological control is carried out by strengthening and giving continuity to the insect populations that we have incorporated into our ecosystem, creating an environment adapted to the needs of the added predatory species so that they remain in the crop and work preventively to control new pests.
So we are not only talking about a biological control system that benefits our crops, but also about embracing a healthy lifestyle that contributes to improving our environment and eliminating any trace of environmental footprint. At Agrojardín, we work side by side with Biobest, an expert company in pollination and pest control of Belgian origin, leading the Integrated Pest Management for more than 30 years. Through our collaboration, we seek to make our clients aware of the advantages of incorporating biological pest control in their orchard or garden, adopting a more environmentally friendly philosophy.
As always, we say goodbye not without inviting you to visit us to talk about it with our staff. We are waiting for you!