Biorational Control of Arthropod Pests

Biorational Control of Arthropod Pests

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For nearly 50 years, pest control was mostly based on broad-spectrum conv- tional insecticides such as organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates and pyrethroids. However, the severe adverse effects of pesticides on the environment, problems of resistance reaching crisis proportions and public protests led to stricter regulations and legislation aimed at reducing their use. Ways to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides in plant protection and to use more alternative and novel me- ods for pest control or biorational control are the challenges of pest control for the twenty-first century. The term biorational (biological + rational) pesticides can be defined as the use of specific and selective chemicals, often with a unique modes of action, that are compatible with natural enemies and the environment, with minimal effect on n- target organisms. Biorational control is based on a diversity of chemical, biological and physical approaches for controlling insect pests which results in minimum risk to man and the environment.This gene or genetic system is termed the a#39;refractorya#39; or a#39;refractorinessa#39; gene, as it makes the insect refractory to transmission of the pathogen. ... Since the refractoriness gene likely imposes a fitness penalty on the insect, the gene will not spread of its own accord ... Regulatory and political issues around such self- propagating systems are also more challenging than for ... 2000; Ito et al. 2002; Moreira et al. 2002). It has also become clear that the mosquito mounts an immune responseanbsp;...

Title:Biorational Control of Arthropod Pests
Author:Isaac Ishaaya, A. Rami Horowitz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-08-28


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