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Record number 429378
Title Have biopesticides come of age?
Author(s) Glare, T.; Caradus, J.; Gelernter, W.; Jackson, T.; Keyhani, N.; Köhl, J.; Marrone, P.; Morin, L.; Stewart, A.
Source Trends in Biotechnology 30 (2012)5. - ISSN 0167-7799 - p. 250 - 258.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2012.01.003
Department(s) PRI BIOINT Ecological Interactions
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) biological-control - biocontrol agents - fungal entomopathogens - sclerotinia-minor - theobroma-cacao - plant-pathogens - insect pests - management - efficacy - ipm
Abstract Biopesticides based on living microbes and their bioactive compounds have been researched and promoted as replacements for synthetic pesticides for many years. However, lack of efficacy, inconsistent field performance and high cost have generally relegated them to niche products. Recently, technological advances and major changes in the external environment have positively altered the outlook for biopesticides. Significant increases in market penetration have been made, but biopesticides still only make up a small percentage of pest control products. Progress in the areas of activity spectra, delivery options, persistence of effect and implementation have contributed to the increasing use of biopesticides, but technologies that are truly transformational and result in significant uptake are still lacking
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