ORGANIC MANAGEMENT OF PESTS AND DISEASE

Harmonious use of a range or set of practices, which without altering the balance of the environment, aim to prevent pathologies from taking place, e.g. insects, pathogens, etc., from harming the crops. An example of this system is the use of Nematodes, namely minute worms that actively seek out the infamous picudo rojo palm-tree weevil, delving into their interior and putting an end to the this pest. The use of ladybirds is another common example, as their bright colour repels certain insects who associate these with poison.