How to reconcile crop protection against pests, diseases, weeds and the socio-economic, ecological, environmental and health sustainability of agroecosystems? Given the limitations of current practices, how to ensure the transition between the combination of protection techniques advocated up to now in the framework of the "Integrated Pest Management" and the development of an innovative agroecosystem management framework of the "Agroecological Crop Protection"?
This is the purpose of this collective work. It is based on a review of the principles of agroecology applied to crop protection, a critical analysis of the evolution of the crop and the results of participatory experimences realized in farming systems in various agricultural situations. Generally, the book offers concrete recommendations for all temperate and tropical cropping systems, which are the keys to the agro-ecological transition. Intended for a wide audience, it provides both up-to-date information for professionals and teaching for students (agronomy, crop protection, biodiversity management, agroecology).
The book is composed of a collection of contributions from a large group of 56 authors. The experience of these authors in the fields of research, teaching, training and transfer in the production environment and the rigor of their scientific approaches give depth and originality to this book which fills a gap in the literature on the subject.