Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-7
Amit Arora1 *, Prabhjot Kaur1 , Manoj Kumar2 and Vinay Saini3
1Department of Chemical Engineering, Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical, Ferozepur – 152004, Punjab, India; [email protected], [email protected] 2Department of Physics, DAV College, Abohar – 152116, Punjab, India; [email protected] 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chandigarh University, Kharar – 145306, Punjab, India; [email protected]
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical, Ferozepur – 152004, Punjab, India; [email protected]
Objectives: To highlight the barriers to the effective usage of biopesticides and solutions to these barriers for biopesticides produced from fungi Trichoderma viride and Beauveria bassiana. Methods and Statistical Analysis: Recent paper in last decade on production techniques and method of biopesticides from environmental friendly fungi namely T. viride and B. bassiana have been reviewed and analyzed. Findings: Optimized conditions of temperature and pressure can maintain the pH at about 7 which will result in an enhancement in the shelf life of the biopesticides from 2-3 months to about 1 or 1.5 years. Effective selection of carrier can benefit in the stability of the biopesticides characteristics and also decrease the cost of the products. The usage of metabolites and additives can highly affect the performance of the bio products and can increase their potential. Application/Improvements: Active packaging could greatly enhance/increase the shelf life of the biopesticides and thereby making them viable alternative cheap ecofriendly biopesticides for organic farming.
Keywords: Beauveria bassiana, Biopesticides, Organic Farming, Trichoderma viride
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