ALTERNATIVES TO Bt- BRINJALAbstract
The Bt brinjal is a suite of transgenic Brinjals created by inserting a crystal protein gene (Cry1Ac) from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into the genome of various brinjal cultivars. The dispute over Bt Brinjal still continues and a proper decision has not yet been reached neither by the Ministry of Environment and Forests nor by the general public and scientists. Currently farmers rely exclusively on the application of pesticides to control EFSB and to produce blemish-free eggplant fruit. Small and marginal farmers use 25-80 sprays of pesticides in Brinjal cultivation. Therefore, alternative strategies of IPM will help to control and manage the EFSB.
A.S. Patil* and V.A. Mane
K. K. Wagh, College of Agriculture Biotechnology, Nasik-03, Maharashtra, India
13 April, 2013
09 May, 2013
13 August, 2013
01 September, 2013