Insect Pheromones

Insect Pheromones

  • February 2017 •
  • 187 pages •
  • Report ID: 5001768 •
  • Format: PDF
This new report explains how increased semiochemical use is being driven by more restrictive regulatory legislation for conventional pesticides, as well as consumer demand for foodstuffs with minimum pesticide residues, and a meaningful increase in pesticide resistance.

The sector is limited by political (reduction in government funding), societal (cost and lack of understanding), and regulatory factors. However, governments are encouraging more sustainable agricultural policies including less complicated and faster regulatory procedures.
Consumers want to eat residue-free foods and are resistant to conventional insecticides. They are also eating more organic foods and believe in sustainable agriculture.

Regarding technology, trends include the improvement in pheromone manufacture resulting in lower costs.

With the creation of a substantial biopesticide industry, and the investment of large crop protection companies, the pheromone market will likely see consolidation and mergers in the near future.