Natural Products in Plant Pest Management

January 2011
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    4th January 2011
  • ISBN 9781845936716
  • Language English
  • Pages 293 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 43 illus

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 recognized 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 is the first to bring together the chemistry and biology of natural pesticides and discuss modern trends in their development and use in pest management.

"Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and found it to contain a wealth of useful information. If you have an interest in the potential use of natural products in crop protection, buy it."

Steve Rossall - , Plant Pathology

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

Nawal Kishore Dubey

Nawal Kishore Dubey is a Professor of Botany at Banaras Hindu University, India.