Ana Carolina Gomes Lagôa's research while affiliated with University of Brasília and other places

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Brazil is one of the main users of chemical pesticides in the world. These products threaten human and environmental health, and many of them are prohibited in countries other than Brazil. This paradigm exists in contrast with worldwide efforts to make the need for food production compatible with biodiversity conservation, preservation of ecosystem...


... Biological control, which is part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, promotes the use of microorganisms, nematodes, parasitoids, and predators (Williams et al. 2013). Insect predators are used as biological control agents in organic farming to improve food safety and to reduce pesticide residues (Togni et al. 2019). Among predatory insect groups, species of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) are important biocontrol agents in agricultural systems (Herrera et al. 2019). ...