Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 1239–1257

Botanicals as eco friendly biorational alternatives of synthetic pesticides against Callosobruchus spp. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)—a review

  • Akash Kedia
  • Bhanu Prakash
  • Prashant Kumar Mishra
  • Priyanka Singh
  • Nawal Kishore Dubey
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s13197-013-1167-8

Cite this article as:
Kedia, A., Prakash, B., Mishra, P.K. et al. J Food Sci Technol (2015) 52: 1239. doi:10.1007/s13197-013-1167-8

Abstract

The article presents the potential of botanicals in the management of Callosobruchus spp., the primary insect pest causing deterioration to a variety of stored legume grains. Different botanical formulations have been reported time to time showing pronounced insecticidal activity, repellence to pest, oviposition deterrency, adult emergence inhibition, ovicidal, larvicidal, pupaecidal activity and feeding deterrency based on their contact toxicity and fumigation effects. Some of the botanicals have also been practically proved efficacious to protect the stored food commodities from the bruchids during storage conditions. Such botanical formulations have shown their promise in integrated management of the pest as semiochemicals by showing behaviour altering efficacy against the bruchids, thereby, reducing the induced pest resistance problem which is frequently reported with synthetic pesticides. Hence, they may be recommended in food security programmes as eco-friendly and biorational alternatives of synthetic pesticides providing integrated management of the losses of stored food commodities due to infestation of bruchids.

Keywords

LegumeFood safetyCallosobruchusPlant productsSemiochemicals

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© Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akash Kedia
    • 1
  • Bhanu Prakash
    • 1
  • Prashant Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Priyanka Singh
    • 1
  • Nawal Kishore Dubey
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Herbal Pesticides, Centre of Advanced Study in BotanyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia