Current Challenges and Trends in the Discovery of Agrochemicals

  title={Current Challenges and Trends in the Discovery of Agrochemicals},
  author={Clemens Lamberth and Stephane Jeanmart and Torsten Luksch and Andrew Plant},
  pages={742 - 746}
Crop protection chemistry has come a long way from its “alchemic” beginnings in the late 19th century to a high-tech science that supports the sustainable production of food, feed, and fiber for a rapidly growing population. Cutting-edge developments in the design and synthesis of agrochemicals help to tackle today’s challenges of weed and pest resistance, higher regulatory safety margins, and higher cost of goods with the invention of selective, environmentally benign, low use rate, and cost… 

Future direction of agrochemical development for plant disease in China

The growth of the global population poses a huge challenge to food security. The continuous application of crop protection products has many negative effects including increased pesticide resistance,

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  • P. Jeschke
  • Business, Medicine
    Pest management science
  • 2016
This review gives a comprehensive overview of the innovative products launched over the past 10 years and describes the progress of modern agricultural chemistry and its future prospects.

Synthesis of New Agrochemicals

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Propesticides and their use as agrochemicals.

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Chemistry in Agriculture – A Review

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Biosynthesized Secondary Metabolites for Plant Growth Promotion

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Harnessing microbial volatiles to replace pesticides and fertilizers

This review will highlight recent advances in the understanding of the biological activities of microbial VOCs (mVOCs), providing perspectives on research required to develop them into viable alternatives to current unsustainable seasonal inputs.

Latest generation of halogen-containing pesticides.

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Chemical crop protection research. Methods and challenges

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Chirality and Crop Protection

The modern agrochemical industry is searching, more intensively than ever, for new substances to combat pests (weeds, deleterious insects, plant pathogens, etc.). In the complex and costly selection

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  • C. Lamberth
  • Chemistry
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
  • 2009

Structure-based design of agrochemicals.

  • M. Walter
  • Chemistry
    Natural product reports
  • 2002
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Physical and Molecular Properties of Agrochemicals: An Analysis of Screen Inputs, Hits, Leads, and Products

Most herbicides and fungicides readily meet the Lipinski 'rule of five' criteria for drug-like compounds with many meeting the more constrained limits reported for pharmaceutical leads.

Innovation in Crop Protection: Trends in Research.

This review spans the development of the crop-protection industry from its earliest beginnings to the present day and attempts to portray how the research-based crop- protection industry is prepared for current and future challenges.

Process Research on the Synthesis of Silthiofam: A Novel Fungicide for Wheat

The development of an efficient, low-cost synthesis of the novel wheat fungicide silthiofam (1) is described. Improvements to the original Discovery route allowed 300 kg of material to be prepared in

Bioactive Heterocyclic Compound Classes: Agrochemicals

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