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Abdelgaleil S A M, Gad H A, Ramadan G R M, El-Bakry A M, El-Sabrout A. Monoterpenes for Management of Field Crop Insect Pests. JAST 2023; 25 (4) :769-784
URL: http://jast.modares.ac.ir/article-23-58539-en.html
1- Department of Pesticide Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, 21545 El-Shatby, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. , samirabdelgaleil@gmail.com
2- Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
3- Department of Pesticide Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, 21545 El-Shatby, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
4- Department of Pests and Plant Protection, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.
5- Department of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, 21545 El-Shatby, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
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The control of different agricultural insect pests still relies mainly on the use of synthetic insecticides. However, excessive use of these chemicals cause many problems, including high residue levels, harmful effects on the environment and human health, and development of insect resistance. Therefore, new strategies for the management of agricultural insects are urgently needed. Plant-based natural products are promising alternatives to be applied for pest control, with remarkable and broad-spectrum biological activities. Among the plant secondary metabolites, essential oils, and their major constituents, mainly monoterpenes, have been widely studied for their application in insect control, food additives, perfumes and cosmetics. In this review, we focus on the studies describing the toxic effects of monoterpenes, including fumigant, contact and residual toxicities against insect pests attacking economic crops in fields. Furthermore, the effects of monoterpenes on insect behaviors (antifeedant and repellent activities) and insect growth regulation are also discussed.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Ecology and Biological Control
Received: 2022/01/9 | Accepted: 2022/08/23 | Published: 2023/07/12

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