About this Research Topic
Nowadays, the research into and application of such products in agriculture are of great significance. The need to design new herbicides, in the context of eco-sustainable agriculture, requires an in-depth knowledge of the often neglected structural chemical characteristics of allelochemicals. The identification of new and suitable inhibitors is important for the development of novel herbicidal substances with increased agronomic ability, lesser environmental impact, and, theoretically, small resistance problems. Allelopathy can also aid in the management of green pests, as evidenced by the fact that new pesticides can be obtained from the isolation and identification of allelochemicals.
This Research Topic aims to present the latest research results concerning novel molecules of plant origin for agricultural pest management, including studies on their formulation and the outcomes of their application, such as their environmental impact. Authors are welcome to submit reviews as well as research papers.
The themes that will be covered in this Research Topic include, but are not restricted to:
• The development and testing of bioactive plant-based molecules of pesticidal properties;
• The assessment of the biological effects of innovative formulations containing plant biomolecules as active ingredients;
• Laboratory and in-field testing of botanical pesticides, including their environmental impact, e.g., ecotoxic effects;
• Comparisons of different methodologies relating to botanical pesticides effects;
• The various biological effects of botanical pesticides (herbicidal, insecticidal, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, etc.)
Keywords: pesticide, herbicide, insecticide, botanical pesticide, allelopathy, pests, sustainable agriculture
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