Agricultural Sciences

Title :

Pilot scale demonstration of “silica composite “Si-Bps- HAs” (Silica-Botanical pesticides-Humic acid) from coal ash/biomass ash/biogenic silica rich resources as bio-pesticide for agricultural/store grain pests control

Area of research :

Agricultural Sciences, Chemical Sciences

Focus area :

Study of biogenic silica botanical pesticides

Principal Investigator :

Dr V.Anguselvi, Scientist, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR), Dhanbad

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Executive Summary :

Objective: a. To develop process for pilot scale production of “Si-Bps-Has” biogenic silica-botanical pesticides b. To study the physical properties, chemical composition of Si-Bps-Has -botanical pesticides. c. To study the transport phenomena and release mechanisms of biogenic silica-botanical pesticides capsules in selected pest/crops. d. To study the actual toxicological mechanisms/mode of action/behavioral response of biogenic silicabotanical pesticides on agricultural/store grain pests. e. To study the environmental fate of biogenic silica-botanical pesticides in Air / soil/ Water/Crops

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