Biocontrol for
Sustainable Crop Protection

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 2
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Ali Siah and Jérôme Muchembled

Main Objectives

• Understand the modes of action of biocontrol products.
• Integration of biocontrol products in cropping systems and agronomic advice.
• Know the organization and different actors of biocontrol area.

Skills Developed

  • Identify different categories of biocontrol and understand the sector
  • Identify available biocontrol products for plant protection and crop production (arable crops and specialized crops)
  • Understand how a biocontrol product operates in the environment

General Content

  • Biocontrol area and the current context of crop protection in relationship with sustainable agriculture and agro-ecology.
  • Description of the different categories of biocontrol products (macro-organisms, micro-organisms, semiochemicals and natural substances).
  • The biocontrol sector (Research & Development process, companies, marketing process, regulation, field use, etc.).


  • Individual exam on the different courses.
  • Synthesis report and oral defense on a subject not developed during the courses.




Ali Siah
Professor - Researcher
Jérôme Muchembled
Professor - Researcher
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