Green Nanotechnology - A Potential Tool for Insect Pest Management

Supriya Sadanand Gogate
2016 International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology  
A b s t r a c t A r t i c l e I n f o Each year, in agriculture, billions of dollars are spent worldwide in controlling insect pests. Lepidoptera is the second largest order of insects, with more than 150, 000 species worldwide, which causes yield loss of 30-35% from sowing up to storage condition. Until recently, broad spectrum chemical insecticides have been the primary control agent for agricultural pests, with about 40% targeted to the control of lepidopteran pests. Synthesis of silver
more » ... articles from plant extracts is a pioneer technique. Preparation of plant extracts is very easy, cheap method and eco friendly in nature. Biological approaches using plant extracts for metal nanoparticles synthesis is a valuable alternative over chemical methods. The application of nanotechnology as supplement for the existing practices or strategies like trap cropping, biopesticides and pheromones are discussed in this review.
doi:10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.310.009 fatcat:c6bcm2gmyfgzvlb5pjkcignp2i