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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 2960-2964
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.345


Biopesticides: Introduction and its Prospects
Nishant Prakash1, Bibha Kumari1 and Shipra Karn2
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lodipur Farm, Arwal, Bihar, India
2Darwin School of Business, Guwahati, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Plant and pest coexist on this planet from the ages. Chemical pesticides are generally used to reduce the damage caused by the pest. As chemical pesticides are costly and hamful for ecosystem, biopesticides are gaining importance. Biopesticides are cost effective and ecofriendly. In India, biopesticides covers 3 per cent of total pesticide production. Biopesticides usage in India rose 23 per cent from 2010-11 to 2016-17 while chemical pesticides only 2 per cent. Biopesticides are mainly microbial origin (Trichoderma sp, Bacillus sp), plant origin (Neem based pesticides) and biochemical compounds (pheromones, repellants, attractants). Many pests like Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura, Diamond back moth, Fusarium sp are successfully controlled by biopesticides like Trichogramma, Bt, NPV and Trichoderma sp. respectively. Exploration of new source of biopesticdes, formulation and is required. Public private partnership and large investment is required in this sector.


Keywords: Biopesticides, Trichoderma spp., Trichogramma spp, Neem, Bacillus thringenesis
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Nishant Prakash, Bibha Kumari and Shipra Karn. 2019. Biopesticides: Introduction and its Prospects.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 2960-2964. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.345