Broad Spectrum Activity of Essential Oils in Managing Stored Grain Pests
Keywords:Essential oils, broad-spectrum use, management, stored grain insect pests, management
The essential oils have broad-spectrum use over the world as non-chemical alternatives over the chemical fumigation in managing different stored grain insect pests. Exceptions are for organic products where use of fumigants is not possible then application of essential oils is the best preferred choice. However, their general commercial use needs to be explored over the world. The perusal of literature on essential oils indicated that the use of most effective natural products needs to be fully exploited for their potential use in the context of pest management in household and large scale grain storage.
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