Making Sense of Biologicals: Microbials Attack the Health of Pests

Taylor Hillman Industry, Making Sense of Biologicals

This episode of Making Sense of Biologicals begins to break down the biopesticide category. The Environmental Protection Agency breaks biopesticides into three areas: biochemical, microbial, and plant-incorporated-protectants. In this episode, we talk about microbial products and how they help protect plants by infecting pests. Some products are singly focused, while others can have a broad host range. All of them can help protect a plant’s well-being by decreasing the health of pest populations.

Listen to the episode with USDA-ARS Research Leader David Shapiro.

‘Making Sense of Biologicals’ is a series from AgNet West that will dive into various topics with unbiased experts in the field of biologics to help the industry better understand the product category.

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