Biocontrol can be simply defined as the control of growth of an insect or pest by using a biological agent or living organism.
It is very effective and a long-term method to remove invasive plants.
The biological control agents are specific to harmful organisms and do not kill useful organisms present in the soil.
Merits and Demerits of Biocontrol Agents:
- Reduces the use of chemicals and other pesticides.
- They are environment friendly and with no side effects.
- Effective in all the seasons, easy to use and easily available.
- Not very effective for short scale application.