Innovations and Future Trends in Storage Pest Management

Rishabh Mishra

Department of Entomology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Paritosh Tripathi

Department of Entomology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Puneet Kumar

Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Pankaj Kumar Rajpoot

Department of Entomology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Shikhar Verma

Department of Agronomy, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Ashutosh Singh Aman *

Department of Entomology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Current innovations and future trends in storage pest management, with a specific focus  on the Indian context. The critical role of effective pest management in agriculture and food security is underscored, considering its impact on economic stability and public health. It begins by detailing the challenges faced in storage pest management, including the variety of pests like insects and rodents, and the damage they inflict on stored agricultural products. It critiques the limitations of traditional pest management methods, particularly chemical control, and highlights emerging issues such as climate change effects and pesticide resistance. The core examines the latest innovations in storage pest management. Advanced chemical approaches like novel pesticides and controlled release formulations are discussed, alongside the rise of nanotechnology applications in pest control, including nano-pesticides and smart delivery systems. The emergence of biological control innovations, particularly new biocontrol agents, and genetic control strategies like the sterile insect technique, marks a significant shift towards more sustainable pest management methods. Additionally, It explores developments in physical and mechanical control methods, emphasizing improved storage facilities and environmental control techniques. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches are identified as a key future trend, promoting holistic and sustainable strategies, with case studies underscoring their success and practical application. It also addresses the vital role of policy and regulatory developments, considering the impact of global regulations and the importance of international cooperation and standards in shaping pest management practices in India. Ethical and environmental considerations form a crucial part of the discourse, focusing on the ecological impact of pest management and the balance between control measures and conservation efforts. It concludes with an examination of practical applications and case studies, providing insights into real-world challenges and the strategies employed to overcome them. Overall, It offers a thorough analysis of the state-of-the-art in storage pest management, highlighting the intersection of innovation, sustainability, and practicality. It aims to provide valuable guidance for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field, contributing to the advancement of more effective, environmentally responsible, and sustainable pest management strategies in India.

Keywords: Pest management, nanotechnolog, sustainability, biocontrol, innovation


How to Cite

Mishra, R., Tripathi , P., Kumar , P., Rajpoot , P. K., Verma , S., & Aman , A. S. (2024). Innovations and Future Trends in Storage Pest Management. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 46(5), 155–165. https://doi.org/10.9734/jeai/2024/v46i52366

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