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Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 2
First page : ( 129) Last page : ( 136)
Print ISSN : 2320-6411. Online ISSN : 2320-642X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-642X.2016.00014.4

Current Challenges, Constraints and Future Strategies for Development of Successful Market for Biopesticides

Sachdev Swati1, Singh Rana Pratap2,*

1Research Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow-226025, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Professor, Department of Environmental Science, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow-226025, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author e-mail id: cceseditor@gmail.com

Online published on 6 January, 2017.

Abstract

Biopesticides are revolutionary crop protectants that protect crops from vast array of pests and pathogens in eco-friendly manner. They show plethora of benefits over synthetic pesticides, such as target specificity, less toxicity and biodegradability; however, they lack position in crop protection market and represent only 3.5% of global pesticides market (Olson et al., 2013). Though biopesticides lag behind in commercial pesticide market, they have great deals to offer for development of sustainable agriculture. The successful market for biopesticides can be achieved through understanding the major challenges and constraints faced by them and developing new strategies such as optimising delivery system; screening new and better strains; educating farmers and others to cope up with encountering hurdles.

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Keywords

Crop protectant, Target specificity, Optimising delivery system, Educating farmers.

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