Nanotechnology, already showing great potential for application in environmental protection has been suggested to be able to provide green and effective alternatives for the management of insect pests in agriculture and post harvest processes. This is in an effort to reduce the hazardous effects of previously used non-biodegradable substances on humans and the environment. The paper will discuss emerging nanotechnologies in antifeedant and pesticide formulations from natural products including novel photodegradable insecticide involving nanoparticles. This will include studies on synthesized nanoparticles used as larvicides, antifeedants, insecticides and pesticides. Nanoscience and nanotechnologies have offered the opportunities to combine organic constituents from natural products with elemental components in order to create complex, innovative and specific material in chemical synthesis for future and immediate use in green technologies.
Key words: Nanotechnology, green synthesis, natural products.
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