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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Title: Biotechnology-derived products for insect pest control

item Behle, Robert

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: March 21, 2012
Publication Date: March 21, 2012
Citation: Behle, R.W. 2012. Biotechnology-derived products for insect pest control. In: Proceedings for the International Foundation for Biotechnology Research and Early Stimulation in the Culture of Health, Nutrition, Sport, Art, Science, Technology, and Society, March 19-21, 2012, Merida, Mexico.

Technical Abstract: Efforts to produce microbial-based insecticides have resulted from development of new and improved methods in biotechnology. Microorganisms, metabolites from plants and microorganisms, and transgenic crops have been used to make biotechnologically-derived products for control of insects. New biotechnologies regularly confront major challenges to develop biological agents into pest control products by reducing the costs of production, and demonstrating efficacy comparable with current chemical pesticides. Although wide-spread adoption of biological insecticides is rare, each successful product supports continued research for the development of biological-based pest controls.

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