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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Biocontrol definition

Biocontrol

Bio means "living thing," and biocontrol means using something that's alive--like yucky bugs--to fight harmful pests such as the melaleuca trees in the Everglades. Biocontrol is being used more and more as people learn how Mother Nature can take the place of chemical pesticides to help protect our food supply and our environment.

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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