Details

Title

Original Article. Efficacy of electrospun bionanofibers as fumigant pesticides in foodstuff storage

Journal title

Journal of Plant Protection Research

Yearbook

2016

Numer

No 1

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze

Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Essential oils as alternative synthetic pesticides for pest management of foodstuffs have recently received increased attention. Controlled and slow release formulations of essential oils are used to enhance their efficiency. Two volatile essential oils of Mentha piperita L. and Salvia officinalis L. were investigated for release rate and mortality percentage by fumigant toxicity against 1st instar larvae of Plodia interpunctella. Electrospinning was used to incorporate various concentrations of essential oils in nanofibers. The essential oils can be released from the nanofibers for long periods of time, from several days to several weeks. Poly(lactic acid) was used as a green polymer carrier and the essential oils were incorporated into the nanofibers (8-15v/v% PLA). Insecticidal bioassay revealed that oil-loaded nanofibers (NFOs) were more toxic than pure essential oils (PEOs) against tested larvae. The LC</jats:p>

Publisher

Committee of Plant Protection PAS ; Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute ; Polish Society of Plant Protection

Date

2016

Identifier

eISSN 1899–007X ; ISSN 1427–4345

DOI

10.1515/jppr-2017-0010

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