Adapting nanotechnology as versatile instrument for the development of eco-friendly pest control methods with semiochemicals

Environmentally friendly alternatives safe to non-target organisms for the control of insects vectoring phytopathogens are in the focus of agricultural research worldwide. In Europe, many fruit trees of the family Rosaceae are seriously affected by phytoplasmas of the apple proliferation…

The management of plant diseases using botanicals and ICT in Nigeria

One of the major constraints to agricultural production in Nigeria is infestation of crops by pests and pathogens, causing a modification in the normal state of the plant, the plant organs and its functions. This concept is known as plant…

PestiSorb: remediation of pesticide rinsate using activated carbon derived from agricultural wastes

My idea in a nutshell: Agricultural wastes such as banana peel, peanut shells, spent coffee grounds, and rice straw / rice hull will be used to produce activated carbon, which I will name as PestiSorb. It will be used mainly…