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Biopesticides as Promising Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides: A Review of Their Current and Future Status

Lukmanul Hakim Samada1 and Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan1
  • 1 Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Abstract

Biopesticides are living organisms or natural products that control agricultural pests including bacteria, fungi, weeds, viruses and insects. Biopesticides can be classified into different categories, such as microbial pesticides, plant-incorporated protectants and biochemicals. Biopesticides are a crucial component of integrated pest management programs for pest control, which lead to more natural alternatives to chemical pesticides that are eco-friendly and safer. Since the emergence of biopesticides for potential pest management, numerous products have been released and some of them dominate the market. This review paper will discuss the current status, future prospect and challenges associated with the use of biopesticides in pest control.

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences
Volume 20 No. 2, 2020, 66-76

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ojbsci.2020.66.76

Submitted On: 20 December 2019 Published On: 29 April 2020

How to Cite: Samada, L. H. & Tambunan, U. S. F. (2020). Biopesticides as Promising Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides: A Review of Their Current and Future Status. OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences, 20(2), 66-76. https://doi.org/10.3844/ojbsci.2020.66.76

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Keywords

  • Biopesticides
  • Pests
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Eco-Friendly