Pheromone Technology in IPM: Present Scenario and Future Prospects

  • T. D. Pimpale


The unquestioning transfer of ideas, experience and novel technologies from the temperate to tropical countries in our endeavours to achieve excellence in exploiting genetic potential of crops in many agricultural systems have compelled us to severely depend on extensive usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which led to soil degradation, water contamination and loss of biological diversity (Langeweg, 1989). Many established pesticides had to be discarded on account of development of phenomenon of resistance in the target insect species and adverse environmental problems or health hazards which have become unacceptable, squander valuable but finite resources have generally lead to unsustainable agricultural systems. Classical examples of tragic failures of pesticides in controlling key pests of rice and vegetables in Asia, growing resistance to synthetic pyrethroids of the American bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera).


Integrate Pest Management Pheromone Trap Mating Disruption Mass Trapping Potato Tuber Moth 
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