Angewandte Mikrobiologie: Offener Zugang
Offener Zugang

ISSN: 2471-9315


Tea Pest Management: A Microbiological Approach

Bhabesh Deka, Azariah Babu*

Tea crop damage is caused by mites and insect pests, and each year a significant amount of crop loss is occurring due to their damage. The efficiency of synthetic pesticides has permitted for their widespread usage as a control tool over several decades. Synthetic pesticides, on the other hand, have resulted in the development of insect pest resistance, pollution, and pesticide residues in the finished product, etc, forcing the planting community to look for the development of an alternate strategy. Microbial pesticides have been employed to counter the mite and insect pest-damaging tendencies while a significant portion of scientific data suggests that their actions are both desirable and environmentally beneficial. The efficiency of entomopathogenic microorganisms against several tea pests was examined and the microbial biopesticides were found to be successful and demonstrated promising effects against tea pests. In this mini-review, we have combined fundamental and integrated pest management information into an easy-to-follow method for control the tea pests.