Use of alternatives to fight fungal diseases in arable crop in South of France
  • Arable crops: cereals and vegetables / FR/ Botrytis cinereal, Fusarium spp./ IPM and Biocontrol strategies
  • Irrigated diversified cereal and arable vegetable farm that allows application of several biocontrol strategies



  • Technical result: Diversified farm with multiple IPM and biocontrol strategies allows some crops to be grown fungicide free
  • Economic result: Employment to 4 people full time, more predictable yields
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient vine cropping systems
    • Species specific pest control, respecting natural enemies
    • Reduction in reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides
    • Enabling regenerative land use practices with mixed stands


    • Demonstrates good governance (preventative approach)
    • Enables worker and consumer health and wellbeing
    • Promotes quality nutritious grape production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability


IBMA IOBC PAN Europe 7th Symposium Ecological Transition Starts with Agronomy, Increasing IPM Uptake and Reducing Pesticide Dependency (December 12th 2019)

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