Plant-Derived Substances Used Against Beetles-Pests of Stored Crops and Food-and Their Mode of Action: A Review.

  title={Plant-Derived Substances Used Against Beetles-Pests of Stored Crops and Food-and Their Mode of Action: A Review.},
  author={Marta Spochacz and Szymon Chowański and Karolina Walkowiak-Nowicka and Monika Szymczak and Zbigniew Adamski},
  journal={Comprehensive reviews in food science and food safety},
  volume={17 5},
Plants are sources of numerous active substances that are used to protect crops. Currently, due to the limitations of using synthetic insecticides, plant products have attracted increasing attention as possible pesticides. In this review, we discuss some of the most interesting plant products (for example, Solanaceae, or Asteraceae extracts, Artemisia absinthium or Citrus spp. essential oils, and single compounds like α-chaconine, or α-solanine) that exhibit insecticidal activity against… 
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: Pests have been damaging large amount of stored grains. Plants with numerous active substances are used to protect crops. The use of natural products of plant origin slowly faded until recently


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