From the ancient times of the agriculture to the biological control in plants: a little of the history

Dos primórdios da agricultura ao controle biológico em plantas: um pouco de história

Maria Margareth Zamboni Pinotti Julio Cesar Pires Santos About the authors

The advancement of technology in agriculture driven by the need to increase efficiency in production transformed agriculture in an eminently anti-ecological activity, with large-scale use of industrialized products. Human beans still live the paradigm of agriculture based on the use of chemical inputs, which often brings harmful consequences to the environment. As an alternative to u the use of pesticides to control pests and diseases, biological control is a practice that has been increasingly encouraged. With it, it is possible to think on changes that promote the conservation of natural resources and of the planet humans live in, contributing to strength the new era in biotechnology education.

agriculture; Trichoderma spp; Clonostachys rosea; biocontrol


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