We count on nature to fight plagues



Plagues suppose a problem caused by wide monocrop extensions. The way how to deal with them is an issue we have paid attention to since 2008. We started by a research programme about monitoring and control, based on the reintroduction of natural predator species which feed on the plant parasites. The results have concluded with the development of an Integrated Pest Management System so far, where good farming practices are combined with biological fight and chemical treatments.
This system has achieved a decrease of the use of phytosanitary products in a 20%, and has also contributed to the development of local biodiversity.