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Biopesticides: State of the Art and Future Opportunities

The use of biopesticides and related alternative management products is increasing. New tools, including semiochemicals and plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs), as well as botanical and microbially derived chemicals, are playing an increasing role in pest management, along with plant and animal genetics, biological control, cultural methods, and newer synthetics. The goal of this Perspective is to highlight promising new biopesticide research and development (R&D), based upon recently published work and that presented in the American Chemical Society (ACS) symposium “Biopesticides: State of the Art and Future Opportunities,” as well as the authors’ own perspectives. Although the focus is on biopesticides, included in this Perspective is progress with products exhibiting similar characteristics, namely those naturally occurring or derived from natural products. These are target specific, of low toxicity to nontarget organisms, reduced in persistence in the environment, and potentially usable in organic a...

Authors:   James N. Seiber; Joel Coats; Stephen O. Duke; Aaron D. Gross
Journal:   Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Year:   2014
DOI:   10.1021/jf504252n
Publication date:   18-Nov-2014
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