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Neem Oil and Crop Protection: From Now to the Future

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Author(s):
Campos, Estefania V. R. ; de Oliveira, Jhones L. ; Pascoli, Monica ; de Lima, Renate ; Fraceto, Leonardo F.
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE; v. 7, OCT 13 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 16
Abstract

A major challenge of agriculture is to increase food production to meet the needs of the growing world population, without damaging the environment. In current agricultural practices, the control of pests is often accomplished by means of the excessive use of agrochemicals, which can result in environmental pollution and the development of resistant pests. In this context, biopesticides can offer a better alternative to synthetic pesticides, enabling safer control of pest populations. However, limitations of biopesticides, including short shelf life, photosensitivity, and volatilization, make it difficult to use them on a large scale. Here, we review the potential use of neem oil in crop protection, considering the gaps and obstacles associated with the development of sustainable agriculture in the not too distant future. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/17120-4 - Toxicity evaluation and biological activity of zein nanoparticles containing the biocide azadirachtin
Grantee:Mônica Pascoli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
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
FAPESP's process: 15/15617-9 - Botanical repellents and nanotechnology: development of systems for pest control in agriculture
Grantee:Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/20286-9 - Development of modified release systems based on zein and chitosan for botanical repellents aiming the control of Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in different cultures
Grantee:Jhones Luiz de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/20273-4 - Development of chitosan-²-cyclodextrin nanoparticles for sustained release of carvacrol and linalool aiming agricultural applications
Grantee:Estefânia Vangelie Ramos Campos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate