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Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 142-159
DOI: 10.17311/tasr.2019.142.159
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Essential Oils Development Through Nanoparticles for Managing Stored Product Insect Pests

Nadia Zikry Dimetry, Nabil El- Wakeil and Hany Hussein

Essential oils are biodegradable nature, systemicity after application, ability to modify the conduct of target pests and good security profile. This review was aimed to focus on the plant nanopesticides for the improvement to control stored product pests. The Essential oils (Eos) are portrayed by fast corruption, selectivity, low mammalian harmfulness and negligible effects on the environment. Recent investigations indicated that some chemical constituents of these oils interfere with the octopaminergic nervous system in insects. The worldwide post-harvest grain losses were caused by insect pests (Coleoptera and Lepidoptera), which infest sustenance grains and seeds in the fields and in addition in the stores. Control of these insect pests depends primarily on the utilization of chemical insecticides; botanical insecticides can be prescribed as ecochemical choices. Essential oils can be grouped according to their mode of actions or the way oil destroys or controls the target pest as well the action sites. As this target site is not shared with mammals, most essential oil chemicals are relatively non-toxic to bees, fish and mammals. Nanotechnology is rising as a highly gorgeous tool for formulation and delivery of insecticide active components as well as enhancing and offering new active ingredients for controlling many of stored product insect pests over the world. This strategy will be very useful either in the field or in the storages, if it possesses high amorphous silica content with uniform size distribution. Nanoparticles offer a greater surface part and circulate easily in insects; therefore, they are considered special harness substances, as well as they can be removed during 24 h from the insect body. Insecticides based on essential oils have verified efficacy against stored product insects. Direct sprays, fumigants and granular formulations are the known methods for applying nanomaterials. These features showed that the plant essential oils could be used in a variety of ways to control stored product insects.
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Nadia Zikry Dimetry, Nabil El- Wakeil and Hany Hussein, 2019. Essential Oils Development Through Nanoparticles for Managing Stored Product Insect Pests. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 14: 142-159.

DOI: 10.17311/tasr.2019.142.159






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