Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 3151–3166

Prospects of antifeedant approach to pest control — A critical review

  • T. Jermy

DOI: 10.1007/BF00979617

Cite this article as:
Jermy, T. J Chem Ecol (1990) 16: 3151. doi:10.1007/BF00979617


The increasing efforts to develop environmentally safer pest control methods have attracted the attention of many authors towards the use of antifeedants. This review is a critical survey of the most important publications issued during the 1980s, especially dealing with sensory physiological and behavioral studies, structure-activity aspects, screening methods, sources of antifeedants, and aspects of practical application. Important but neglected areas of research as well as future tasks are stressed.

Key Words

antifeedantfeeding inhibitordeterrentallelochemicalelectrophysiologybehaviorintegrated pest managementscreeningfield trialssystemic actionpersistenceresistancestructure-activity relationhabituationtoxicitythird trophic level

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Jermy
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Protection InstituteHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary