Production and consumption of biopesticides

Hassan, Errol and Gokce, Ayhan (2014). Production and consumption of biopesticides. In Advances in plant biopesticides (pp. 361-379) New Delhi, India: Springer India. doi:10.1007/978-81-322-2006-0_18

Author Hassan, Errol
Gokce, Ayhan
Title of chapter Production and consumption of biopesticides
Title of book Advances in plant biopesticides
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Publisher Springer India
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2006-0_18
Open Access Status DOI
Year available 2014
ISBN 9788132220053
Volume number 9788132220060
Chapter number 18
Start page 361
End page 379
Total pages 19
Total chapters 19
Language eng
Subjects 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract/Summary The intensive use of synthetic pesticides in pest control activities can cause resistance and therefore resurgence of target pests. Undesirable effects on the environment, including reduction in natural enemies (predators and parasitoids) and beneficial insects, are also possible. A major concern is the effects of synthetic pesticides on human health. In the last few decades, biopesticides have emerged as a potential alternative to synthetic insecticides. Currently, biopesticides share only a small portion of global pesticide market, but growth is faster in this area than in synthetic insecticides. This growth is mainly driven by a rising interest in the demand for organic agricultural products that is most pronounced in western countries. This review will discuss biopesticide history, categories, advantages, disadvantages, conventional and nonconventional extraction technology, and consumption.
Keyword Essential oils
Environment friendly
Biopesticide history
Extraction technology
Biopesticide global consumption
Biopesticides advantages
Pest management
Biopesticide categories
Botanical pesticides
Natural products
Friendly to natural enemies
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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