Umesh Vishal Mahajan, Sanket Sahebrao Kawale
Semiochemicals are the organic compounds which are capable to modify the behaviour of recognizing organism at nano levels. They help in perceiving the information about the environment through olfactory system and are produced by both animal and plant. Semiochemical involved in the intraspecific communication are pheromones and interspecific communication is mediated by allelochemicals. The interspecific signals in the form of pheromones play significant role in insect communication and may act as attractant or repellent by modifying behavioural pattern at specific time. It affects mating activities, oviposition, feeding, host-habitat resources, avoidance from enemies and also competition among the species. Semiochemicals have great potential in monitoring pest population by altering the behaviour of pest or enemies which are detrimental to the target pest. They can be used widely in pest management due to their feasibility in crop pest protection activities. It can be included in integrated pest management strategies as they have adverse effect only on target pest and their environmentally safer and also less risk of resistance development in the target pest.
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Umesh Vishal Mahajan, Sanket Sahebrao Kawale. (2023) Semi Chemical Communication: a Sustainable Approach for Suppressing Insect Pests Population. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 147-153