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Research Project: Discovery and Production of Beneficial Microbes for Control of Agricultural Pests through Integration into Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Title: Editorial: Entomopathogens for sustainable food production

item DARA, SURENDRA - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service
item Behle, Robert
item ARTHURS, STEVEN - Biobee Usa

Submitted to: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/17/2021
Publication Date: 4/13/2021
Citation: Dara, S.K., Behle, R.W., Arthurs, S.P. 2021. Editorial: Entomopathogens for sustainable food production. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5. Article 672404.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Sustainable food production is a hot topic for agriculture and the general public and control of arthropod pests is one agricultural production practice that needs sustainable technologies. Using entomopathogens provides effective control of pests while addressing many concerns related to unsustainable yet commonly practiced chemical pest control. This editorial introduces beneficial characteristics provided by entomopathogens for sustainable pest control as a prelude to series of articles reporting research on entomopathogens. Supporting wide dissemination of knowledge about the benefits of developing entomopathogens for control of arthropod pests will ultimately contribute to achieving sustainable production of food for society.