Nanoformulated Essential Oils for Enhanced Pest Management

Authors

  • Ankush S. Gadge Division of Agricultural Entomology, ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune, Maharashtra (410 505), India
  • Pushpalatha M. Dept. of Entomology, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra (413 722), India
  • Durgesh K. Narwade Dept. of Entomology, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra (413 722), India
  • Dhananjay V. Shirsat Division of Agricultural Entomology, ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune, Maharashtra (410 505), India
  • Vanitha Khandibagur Dept. of Entomology, College of Horticulture, Bagalkote, Karnataka (587 104), India

Keywords:

Essential oil, Insect, Management, Nanoformulation

Abstract

Plant essential oils which exhibit toxic, repellent, and antifeedant effects on different insect species are used to control insects over the years; however, the difficulty in applying essential oils on a large-scale and their efficacy under environmental conditions needs to be enhanced. The development of nanoformulated essential oils (NEO) showed promise in enhancing the efficacy, increased stability, and prevented rapid degradation of active compounds. In addition, nanoencapsulated oils have higher mobility and better penetrating ability into insect tissues. Incorporation of essential oils into controlled-release nanoformulations may contribute to solve the problems associated with their application, stability, and feasibility in pest management. Essential oils have an advantage over chemical insecticides in reducing adverse effects on human health and the environment and at the same time with their increased efficacy can increase horticultural crop productivity and yield.

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Published

2022-11-09

How to Cite

[1]
Gadge, A.S. et al. 2022. Nanoformulated Essential Oils for Enhanced Pest Management. Biotica Research Today. 4, 11 (Nov. 2022), 764–767.

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