Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 3151–3166 | Cite as

Prospects of antifeedant approach to pest control — A critical review

  • T. Jermy


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

antifeedant feeding inhibitor deterrent allelochemical electrophysiology behavior integrated pest management screening field trials systemic action persistence resistance structure-activity relation habituation toxicity third trophic level 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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