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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (177) Last page : (182)
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Eco- Friendly Pest Management in Sustaining Crop Production

Gyan Prakash Morya* and Rajnish Kumar

Deptt. of Entomology, B.R.D.P.G. College, Deoria, U.P., India
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Received: 4.01.2019  |  Revised: 10.02.2019   |  Accepted: 15.02.2019  



Most of the agricultural resources are exploited by modern agricultural technologies. Its urgent need to minimize this exploitation for safe hand over the agricultural resources to the next generation. Sustainable agriculture is a holistic approach of eco-friendly agricultural technologies. Insect pest management is the key input in sustainable crop production. Insecticides are most common pesticides used widely in crop production. They are general biocides having ability to cause toxic to all living organisms. Pesticides are highly potent chemicals that enter our food chain and then begin to increase in their concentrations at successive trophic levels. Till recently, the use of pesticides  was considered most effective tool to overcome the pest problems. However, the indiscriminate use of pesticides has led to serious consequences like, harmful residues in the produce, pesticide resistance and outbreaks of secondary pests. This has brought a complete change in strategy of insect pest management. This pest management motivated agricultural scientists, administrators and leaders to promote Integrated pest management (IPM). It is a multidisciplinary eco-friendly approach for pest management, that is practical, economical, effective and protective to both public health and environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of the healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agroecosystems and encourages natural pest management mechanisms. Push and pull technique, Insecticide resistance management and Bioagents & safer insecticides were observed major current advances in eco-friendly pest management. The use of selective pesticides is perhaps the most powerful tool can be favour bioagents diversity. This paper was attempted to investigate the current advances in eco-friendly pest management in sustaining crop production using available literatures and reported studies.

Key words: Sustainable crop production, Integrated pest management, Eco-friendly approach, Bioagents and Safe insecticides.

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Cite this article: Morya, G.P. and Kumar, R., Eco- Friendly Pest Management in Sustaining Crop Production, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(1): 177-182 (2019). doi: