Global Advances on Insect Pest Management Research in Oil Palm

Abstract:

Here, we review the advances in research on management of key oil palm insect pests globally, including defoliators, leaf/fruit scrapers, borers and sap feeders. The common oil palm pest management methods include synthetic insecticides, biopesticides, semiochemical lures, cultural practices, and integrated approaches. However, effectiveness, affordability, availability and impact of these methods on human and environmental health vary considerably based on the target insect and geographical location. The use of quarantine regulations to prevent the spread of invasive pests has also been applied with remarkable results. There are notable research advances in semiochemicals,bioacoustic detectors, nanotechnology, insect growth regulators, and entomophagy for better management of oil palm pests. We suggest the following research areas for improving effectiveness of oil palm pest management interventions: (i) exploration of semiochemical attractants for the majority of pests with no previous semiochemical work, and their integration in attract-and-kill devices laced with pathogenic microbes; (ii) expanding the application of digital sensing, predictive modeling and nano-technology in pest control strategies; (iii) developing effective technologies for mass trapping of edible insect pests for food or feed, especially among communities with a tradition of entomophagy;and (iv) strengthening regulatory frameworks for the management of quarantine oil palm insect pests
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APA

P, E & P, E (2024). Global Advances on Insect Pest Management Research in Oil Palm. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/global-advances-on-insect-pest-management-research-in-oil-palm

MLA 8th

P, Egonyu and Egonyu P "Global Advances on Insect Pest Management Research in Oil Palm" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/global-advances-on-insect-pest-management-research-in-oil-palm. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

P, Egonyu, Egonyu P . "Global Advances on Insect Pest Management Research in Oil Palm". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/global-advances-on-insect-pest-management-research-in-oil-palm >.

Chicago

P, Egonyu and P, Egonyu . "Global Advances on Insect Pest Management Research in Oil Palm" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/global-advances-on-insect-pest-management-research-in-oil-palm