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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL AND AGRICHEMICAL APPLICATIONS Title: Natural Products That Have Been Used Commercially As Crop Protection Agents - A Review

Authors
item Copping, Leonard - CROP PROTECTION CONSULT.
item Duke, Stephen

Submitted to: Pest Management Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: October 10, 2006
Publication Date: January 13, 2007
Citation: Copping, L.G., Duke, S.O. 2007. Natural Products That Have Been Used Commercially As Crop Protection Agents - A Review. Pest Management Science. 63:524-554.

Interpretive Summary: Many compounds derived from living organisms have found a use in crop protection. These compounds have formed the basis of chemical synthesis programmes to derive new chemical products; they have been used to identify new biochemical modes of action that can be exploited by industry led discovery programmes; some have been used as starting materials for semi-synthetic derivatives; and many have been used or continue to be used directly as crop protection agents. This review examines only those compounds that are derived from living organisms that are currently used as pesticides. Plant growth regulators have been excluded from the review as have living organisms that exert their effects by the production of biologically active secondary metabolites.

Technical Abstract: Many compounds derived from living organisms have found a use in crop protection. These compounds have formed the basis of chemical synthesis programmes to derive new chemical products; they have been used to identify new biochemical modes of action that can be exploited by industry led discovery programmes; some have been used as starting materials for semi-synthetic derivatives; and many have been used or continue to be used directly as crop protection agents. This review examines only those compounds that are derived from living organisms that are currently used as pesticides. Plant growth regulators have been excluded from the review as have living organisms that exert their effects by the production of biologically active secondary metabolites.

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