Biopesticides as promising alternatives to chemical pesticides: A review of their current and future status

Lukmanul Hakim Samada, Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan

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Abstract

Biopesticides are living organisms or natural products that control agricultural pests including bacteria, fungi, weeds, viruses and insects. Biopesticides can be classified into different categories, such as microbial pesticides, plant-incorporated protectants and biochemicals. Biopesticides are a crucial component of integrated pest management programs for pest control, which lead to more natural alternatives to chemical pesticides that are eco-friendly and safer. Since the emergence of biopesticides for potential pest management, numerous products have been released and some of them dominate the market. This review paper will discuss the current status, future prospect and challenges associated with the use of biopesticides in pest control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-76
Number of pages11
JournalOnLine Journal of Biological Sciences
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Biopesticides
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Pests

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