Research need from Focus Group: Search for new Biological Control Agents (BCAs)
biological pest control
Pest / disease control
biological control agent
This is the problem:
This need for research has been identified in FG 33 on "pests and diseases of the olive tree". If you want to know more about it check the final report of the Focus Group.
There is a need to identify and isolate BCAs from new niches, adapted to different environments that can expand the few BCAs currently available commercially. Also, studies should be conducted to determine their potential application in combination with chemicals or other microorganism (e stablish microbial consortia).