Led by INRA and UGent

WP2 develops new pest management strategies on problems that have not been tackled extensively so far, or for which unsatisfactory results have been produced (despite obvious potential) or where emerging/invasive species are reducing yields.
Particular attention is paid to: development of spill-over of biocontrol services among crops, evaluation of novel high potential micro and macro bio-control agents and natural-based products, development of RNAi-based and entomovectoring-based pest management products, and sterile insect technique against key Chinese and European pests.
The main WP2 results will be practical protocols to be transferred to WP3 and WP4, taking into account European and Chinese differences and specificities.