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Mass production of entomopathogens in less industrialized countries

Mass production of entomopathogens in less industrialized countries

Grzywacz, David, Moore, Sean, Luke, Belinda, Subraminian, Sevgan, Moore, David and Rabindra, Jaobmina (2022) Mass production of entomopathogens in less industrialized countries. In: Morales-Ramos, Juan A., Rojas, M. Guadalupe and Shapiro-Ilan, David I., (eds.) Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. Invertebrates and Entomopathogens . Elsevier - Academic Press, London; San Diego; Cambridge, MA 02139, United States The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, pp. 431-462. ISBN 978-0128221068 ISSN ISBN: 978-0-12-822106-8 (doi:

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Production of entomopathogenic agents as biopesticides, mainly fungal and some viral agents, has been established in many countries of Asia, South America and Africa using low technology approach, often by small to medium scale producers. While these reduced technology systems can generate effective products, these systems require the application of appropriate production methodology and rigorous monitoring if the appropriate quality and safety standards are to be reached. The role of governments in creating and maintaining a policy and regulatory environment that promotes local entomopathogen (EP) production, marketing and use remains important for success. The wider adoption of EP products in less industrialized countries, with a majority of small holder farmers, necessitates low-cost and quality production of biopesticides, and a shift in users from the ad hoc reactive application of pesticides to a more systematic IPM approach, a shift already underway in the export horticulture sectors in some of these countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biopesticides; entomopathogens; entomopathogenic fung; Baculoviruses production; quality control; regulation; registration
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 14:34

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