biopesticide


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biopesticide

(bī′ō-pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
An organism, such as a fungus, bacterium, or virus, or a naturally occurring substance, such as a pheromone or mineral, that is used to control or kill pests.

biopesticide

A pesticide, the active ingredient of which is viral, fungal, bacterial or a natural product derived from a plant source, the efficacy of which hinges on specific biological effects.

Examples
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a vector for a engineered gene which encodes a Bt protein toxic to various insects, or by splicing the Bt toxin gene into other organisms; other biocontrol products include baculovirus-derived toxins and pheromones.

biopesticide

a PESTICIDE from a biological source, for example VIRUS, FUNGUS, BACTERIUM, or a product from such a source. Typically it is a BIOLOGICAL CONTROL agent, formulated and applied in a similar way to a chemical pesticide.
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Integrated pest management promotes the combined usage of chemical pesticides and biopesticides: biopesticides are used for prevention; while chemical pesticides are used when the insect level is too high.
RM: I think the biggest change is that for many years the biopesticide industry was predominantly about Bts.
In terms of active ingredient, microbial biopesticides such as bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and virus dominated the global biopesticides market with over 63% share.
The field crop use of biopesticides has grown from a barely measurable position to the leading segment in end user value in the past decade, now accounting for approximately 34% of the total biopesticides market.
a biopesticide business unit of Novo Nordisk, in the early 1990s, and worked for Monsanto during the 1980s as part of the team instrumental in developing Bt crops.
It sets out and reviews the key success factors for participation in the biopesticides business.
There is no doubt that there is a huge potential for the development and use of microbial biopesticides in Asia and Australasia.
Following a review of the world market, we estimate that sales of microbial biopesticides (those based on bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and nematodes as active ingredient) was worth $396 million at end-user level in 2007/8.
The North American microbial biopesticides market is estimated to be worth $127m at user-level in 2007; an increase of 16.
com/research/k87jk4/global) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Biopesticides Market" report to their offering.
Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of biopesticides and crop protection products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets.