Insect pests cause significant damage to agricultural crops and transmit several important diseases of humans and animals. Chemical insecticides have been used to control insect pests for many decades and remain essential to ensure a supply of affordable food and as part of disease vector control for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, the world-wide use of insecticides over many years has led to increased resistance to insecticides and contributed to environmental contamination. One possible way to reduce insecticide use without compromising control is to use a synergist in combination with an insecticide. Synergists are themselves non-toxic at doses applied but increase efficacy of the co-applied insecticides by inhibiting the metabolic defence systems in insects that detoxify insecticides. The goal of this project is to develop ecofriendly synergists for use in formulations with insecticides, both in agriculture and in public health.

Dewar, A., Moores, G., Johnston, M., Borzatta, V., Bass, C., Mazzoni, E., Gurkan, O., Titera, D., Szolagyi, J., EcoSyn: The potential for overcoming insecticide-resistance in arable crop pests using synergists, in Aspects of Applied Biology, 127, (Peterborough, 25-26 November 2014), Association of Applied Biologists, Wellesbourne (United Kingdom) 2014: 333-336 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65219]

EcoSyn: The potential for overcoming insecticide-resistance in arable crop pests using synergists

Mazzoni, Emanuele;
2014

Abstract

Insect pests cause significant damage to agricultural crops and transmit several important diseases of humans and animals. Chemical insecticides have been used to control insect pests for many decades and remain essential to ensure a supply of affordable food and as part of disease vector control for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, the world-wide use of insecticides over many years has led to increased resistance to insecticides and contributed to environmental contamination. One possible way to reduce insecticide use without compromising control is to use a synergist in combination with an insecticide. Synergists are themselves non-toxic at doses applied but increase efficacy of the co-applied insecticides by inhibiting the metabolic defence systems in insects that detoxify insecticides. The goal of this project is to develop ecofriendly synergists for use in formulations with insecticides, both in agriculture and in public health.
Inglese
Aspects of Applied Biology, 127
Crop Production in Southern Britain: Precision Decisions for Profitable Cropping
Peterborough
25-nov-2014
26-nov-2014
0265-1491
Dewar, A., Moores, G., Johnston, M., Borzatta, V., Bass, C., Mazzoni, E., Gurkan, O., Titera, D., Szolagyi, J., EcoSyn: The potential for overcoming insecticide-resistance in arable crop pests using synergists, in Aspects of Applied Biology, 127, (Peterborough, 25-26 November 2014), Association of Applied Biologists, Wellesbourne (United Kingdom) 2014: 333-336 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65219]
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