BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS BY MEANS OF PLANT PATHOGENS

Marija Ravlić, Renata Baličević
2014 Poljoprivreda  
Biological control is the use of live beneficial organisms and products of their metabolism in the pests control. Plant pathogens can be used for weed control in three different ways: as classical, conservation and augmentative (inoculative and inundated) biological control. Inundated biological control involves the use of bioherbicides (mycoherbicides) or artificial breeding of pathogens and application in specific stages of crops and weeds. Biological control of weeds can be used where
more » ... e used where chemical herbicides are not allowed, if resistant weed species are present or in the integrated pest management against weeds with reduced herbicides doses and other non-chemical measures, but it has certain limitations and disadvantages.
doaj:0e7aa5c37cc34e508f90096a4c8788c0 fatcat:trebhs3dfjerze3t7ro5oghcoi