Bio pesticides – Efficiency in the application in the olive grove

Until the end of the 20th century, we witnessed an enormous use of plant protection products, however, with the introduction of the concepts of Integrated Protection, farmers gained a greater and better awareness of environmental and economic sustainability, changing practices and using less aggressive active substances for the fauna and flora of the olive grove. Science has been innovating and active substances with lower levels of toxicity and with reduced impact on the olive grove agroecosystem, where biopesticides are included, are increasingly emerging.

Given the specific nature of these products, it is important that a set of principles and practices are used that promote rational and efficient use. The implementation of the technologies developed by the NOVATERRA Project will have a very positive impact on the sustainability of agronomic practices in the olive grove.