Microbe-Based Biopesticide Formulation: A Tool for Crop Protection and Sustainable Agriculture Development

  • Akash Mishra
  • Anfal Arshi
  • Shraddha P. Mishra
  • Madhu Bala
Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 17)


Biopesticides have a pivotal role in agriculture and are the most environment-friendly approach in pest control management. Biopesticides are mainly based upon plants or microorganisms and their product to control pest without affecting non-target organisms as they do not contain any chemical which has a hazardous secondary effect on surrounding environment. Further, no destructive residue is left after a period of application of such product. Nowadays, research based on advanced technology such as genetic engineering and nanotechnology has improved the modern biopesticides in terms of their effectiveness and applicability.

In this chapter, we have tried to explain the overall process of biopesticide formulation technique mainly consisting of microbes. The delivery of a formulated product is the crucial step in the efficacy and success of biopesticides. Therefore, this chapter also provides lucrative information regarding various methods adopted for the application of biopesticides in the crop field.


Microbe-based biopesticides Biopesticide formulation Delivery system Nanoparticle 



The authors are very thankful to the director of Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India (GOI), India, for providing financial and infrastructural support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akash Mishra
    • 1
  • Anfal Arshi
    • 1
  • Shraddha P. Mishra
    • 1
  • Madhu Bala
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of DefenceGovernment of IndiaHaldwaniIndia

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