Will biopesticides be revolutionary?

Will biopesticides change farming? These aren’t your usual pest-fighting chemicals. Instead, they come from nature—plants, bacteria, and other organic materials.

The global biopesticides market is experiencing rapid expansion, with revenue projected to increase from $8.2 billion in 2023 to $21.8 billion by 2033. This represents significant growth in the industry’s financial and environmental aspects. This is a primer on things you need to know about biopesticides.

The essence of biopesticides

Biopesticides offer an alternative to chemicals. These natural compounds, from plants, microorganisms, and other organic sources, provide effective pest control while being kinder to non-target species and ecosystems. The demand for safer food and a lesser environmental footprint drives this green revolution in pest control.

Diverse and sustainable solutions

The diverse biopesticides market offers various solutions, such as microbial pesticides, plant-incorporated protectants, and biochemical pesticides. This range allows for precise pest management, aligning with sustainable agricultural practices that respect nature’s balance.


Unlike pesticides that can leave nasty stuff behind, biopesticides work with nature.

Innovation Leads the Way 

What is pushing biopesticides to the front of the line is all the new ideas and technologies making them even better. Scientists are working hard to come up with new ways to fight pests that are safe, effective, and accessible. As the rules around using them get clearer, will the Canadian ag industry start seeing even more biopesticides enter the market? Only time will tell. 

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