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Smart Biologics For Crop Protection in Agricultural Systems

Baysal, Ö. and Tör, M. ORCID: (2014) Smart Biologics For Crop Protection in Agricultural Systems. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. pp. 1-29. ISSN Print: 1300-011X Online: 1303-6173

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Crop losses caused by insects, pests and pathogens remain one of the major problems in sustainable agriculture. Environmental and health concerns on overuse of pesticides, and impacts of climate change on epidemics are immediate pressing issues. In addition, breakdown of plant resistance by pathogen populations brings limitations to the genetic control of diseases. Biologics can be effective in all types of agricultural systems including organic, sustainable and conventional. Beneficial microorganisms
including Bacillus and Trichoderma species have been employed as environmentally safe biopesticides. Molecular studies and proteomics on biopesticides revealed the
nature of antibiotics, secreted enzymes and inhibitory compounds. This review focuses on the current knowledge regarding biological agents and their metabolites including
quorum-sensing molecules and volatile compounds, and how they can be used in pest and disease management programmes.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: crop protection, Bacillus, Trichoderma, volatile compounds, plant growth, promoting bacteria
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 16:44
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:02

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