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Application of nanotechnology for the encapsulation of botanical insecticides for sustainable agriculture: Prospects and promises

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de Oliveira, Jhones Luiz [1] ; Ramos Campos, Estefania Vangelie [1, 2] ; Bakshi, Mansi [3] ; Abhilash, P. C. [3] ; Fraceto, Leonardo Fernandes [1, 2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Biochem, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Environm Engn, Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Banaras Hindu Univ, Inst Environm & Sustainable Dev, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh - India
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES; v. 32, n. 8, p. 1550-1561, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 86

This review article discusses the use of nanotechnology in combination with botanical insecticides in order to develop systems for pest control in agriculture. The main types of botanical insecticides are described, together with different carrier systems and their potential uses. The botanical insecticides include those based on active principles isolated from plant extracts, as well as essential oils derived from certain plants. The advantages offered by the systems are highlighted, together with the main technological challenges that must be resolved prior to future implementation of the systems for agricultural pest control. The use of botanical insecticides associated with nanotechnology offers considerable potential for increasing agricultural productivity, while at the same time reducing impacts on the environment and human health. (c) 2014 Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/12322-2 - Nanoparticles as carrier systems for bioactive compounds aiming agriculture applications
Grantee:Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
Support type: Regular Research Grants