Systemic Action of an Insect Feeding Deterrent

  title={Systemic Action of an Insect Feeding Deterrent},
  author={Jaswinder S. Gill and C T Lewis},
MANY phytophagous insects are restricted in host range because of the presence of naturally occurring distasteful chemical substances in otherwise acceptable plants1,2. In the search for possible substitutes for toxic pesticides, however, comparatively little attention has been directed towards the application of non-toxic antifeeding compounds or rejectants as a means of deterring insects from attacking crops. To be of practical value, a rejectant should not only be persistent but also… CONTINUE READING

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