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Essential Oils in Insect Control

  • Catherine Regnault-RogerEmail author
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Abstract

The societal claim for a friendly environmental use of pesticides today implicates to promote alternative solutions for a better and relevant using of chemicals. Because they have a broad spectrum of uses, essential oils (EOs) have many industrial applications. They are used now in plant protection and as biocide. They occupy a significant place among insect pest biocontrol agents (BCAs) and represent a consistent part within the market of botanicals used as alternative to chemicals. After phytochemical considerations, this chapter presents the wide range of activities of EOs on insect. Trends and prospects including a discussion about their advantages for an ecological friendly approach but also the factors that impede their commercial development conclude.

Keywords

Benefit-risk ratio commercialization essential oils insect control mechanisms of action monoterpenes phytochemistry regulation toxicity 

Abbreviations

AOPWIN

Atmospheric oxidation program for Microsoft Windows

BCAs

Biocontrol agents

CAGR

Compound annual growth rate

cAMP

Cyclic adenosine monophosphate

CSPs

Chemosensory proteins

EOs

Essential oils

GABA

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

GOBPs

General odorant binding proteins

GS-FID

Gas chromatography-flame ionization detector

GS-MS

Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry

IPM

Integrated pest management

LC50

Lethal concentration 50

LD50

Lethal dose 50

OBPs

Odorant binding proteins

PPP

Plant protection product

UIPP

Union des industries de la protection des plantes

USD

US dollar

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  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, UMR UPPA CNRS 5254 IPREM-EEMUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l’AdourPauFrance

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