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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biopesticides, so I'm confident in the efficacy of these products to fulfill our objective - eradication of gypsy moth in this economically vital region of Wisconsin," Krause said.
Our membership encompasses both biopesticide companies and affiliated companies providing inputs or services to the industry.
Examples of commercial baculovirus biopesticides are depicted in Table 1.
025 ug/ml) in leaf dip method [22]which shown highly toxic biopesticide among the biopesticides that tested and which is in agreed with our results.
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AM: Why was the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) formed and what are its activities?
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The company added that VENERATE, which is the first biopesticide that has been developed from its in-house discovery screening process, will help California growers control crop-damaging insect pests, fight the development of insect resistance and reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables.
As a biopesticide, avidin is better than Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) in corn because it has a knockout punch that hits a broader range of insects," says Kramer.
Lebow is responsible for the sales and marketing of the Certis USA line of biopesticide products into the vine, tree, fruit and vegetable crop markets in the northern San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys.