- July 5, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech
Researchers have foundfungi Ophicordycepsnutans for the first time in central India and show how it infects a stink bug and trying to explore the potential of using this fungus as biopesticide and medicine.
- Animals or plants used wilfully to destroy pests are called Biopesticides.
- These are pest management tools that are based on beneficial microorganisms (bacteria,viruses, fungi and protozoa), beneficial nematodes or other safe, biologically based active ingredients.
- Mechanism : Infecting the insect/pests when alive and killing them.