Plant Insect Interaction And Crop Protection: A Dynamic Analysis
- Insect, Crop protection, Interaction, Biological control.
Integrating supporting and regulating ecosystem functions provided by several components of biodiversity into cropping systems has been prepared as a promising way to decrease agrochemical inputs and negative environmental impacts while maximizing crop productivity and food security. The co-evolution
of plants and insects in very intriguing and plays vital role in the crop protection. Plants have developed efficient mechanisms to protect them against herbivore while insects have found diverse ways of avoiding negative effects of their host plant defense mechanism. Even though many workers have attempted to study
plant - insect interaction, still our knowledge is limited. A changing climate, growing pest have given uncertain impacts on crop protection so, the present study address the key question that Is it possible to find alternative to meet these challenges by studying the plant-insect interaction and formulating integrated pest
management? The study was conducted at Dharapuram, Dindugal district as this area is riched with the variety of crop cultivation. The study concludes that the biological control of insect pests with natural products by the development of new plant varieties with enhanced chemical defenses should be followed for
the better crop protection.