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About this book
About this book
Overzealous and indiscriminate use of many synthetic pesticides during recent decades in the control of plant pests has resulted in a number of environmental and toxicological problems. Reducing the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment requires that alternative sources of chemicals are developed that can be used safely in the management of plant pests.
Botanical antimicrobials derived from plants are currently recognised as biodegradable, systemic, eco-friendly and non-toxic to mammals and are thus considered safe. Their modes of action against pests are diverse. Natural compounds are well suited to organic food production in industrialised countries and can play greater roles in the protection of food crops in developing countries.
This book brings together relevant aspects of the basic and applied sciences of natural pesticides and discusses modern trends in the use of natural products in pest management.
1. Global Scenario on Application of Natural Products in Integrated Pest Management Programme; 2. Plant Products in Control of Mycotoxins and Mycotoxigenic Fungi on Food Commodities; 3. Natural Products from Plants: Commercial Prospects in Terms of Antimicrobial, Herbicidal and Bio-stimulatory Activities in an Integrated Pest Management System
; 4. Antimicrobials of Plant Origin to Prevent Biodeterioration of Grains; 5. Some Natural Proteinaceous and Polyketide Compounds in Plant Protection and their Potential in Green Consumerisation; 6. Natural Products as Allelo-Chemicals in Pest Management; 7. Potency of Plant Products in Control of Virus Diseases of Plants; 8. Phytochemicals as Natural Fumigants and Contact Insecticides Against Stored Product Insects; 9. Prospectives of Large Scale Use of Natural Products as Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides in Developing Countries; 10. Current Status of Natural Products in Pest Management with Special Reference to Brassica carinata as Biofumigant; 11. Fungal Endophytes: An Alternative Mycomines for Bioactive Compounds for Plant Protection; 12. Suppressive Effects of Compost Tea on Phytopathogens; 13. Biotechnology: A Tool for Natural Product Synthesis.