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Prospects of the Application of Garlic Extracts and Selenium and Silicon Compounds for Plant Protection against Herbivorous Pests: A Review

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Analytical Laboratory Department, Federal Scientific Vegetable Center, 143072 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Landscape Architecture and Soil Science, Voronezh State University of Forestry and Technologies, 394036 Voronezh, Russia
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Institute of Living Systems, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, 236040 Kaliningrad, Russia
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Laboratory of New Metallurgical Processes, A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, 119334 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
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Academic Editors: Fernanda Fidalgo and Conceição Santos
Agriculture 2022, 12(1), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12010064
Received: 27 November 2021 / Revised: 24 December 2021 / Accepted: 31 December 2021 / Published: 5 January 2022
Protection of plants against herbivorous pests is an important aspect that guarantees agricultural efficiency, i.e., food provision to populations. Environmental, water and foodstuff pollution by toxic pesticides, along with climate changes, highlight the necessity to achieve intensive development of ecologically safe methods of herbivory control. This review discusses modern methods of plant protection against insect pests: the biofortification of plants with selenium, treatment of plants with bulk and nano-silicon, and utilization of garlic extracts. The peculiarities of such methods of defense are described in relation to growth stimulation as well as increasing the yield and nutritional value of products. Direct defense methods, i.e., mechanical, hormonal, through secondary metabolites and/or mineral element accumulation, and indirect defense via predator attraction are discussed. Examples of herbivorous pest control during plant growth and grain/seed storage are emphasized. A comparison of sodium selenate, silicon containing fertilizer (Siliplant) and garlic extract efficiency is analyzed on Raphanus sativus var. lobo infested with the cruciferous gall midge Contarinia nasturtii, indicating the quick annihilation of pests as a result of the foliar application of garlic extract or silicon-containing fertilizer, Siliplant. View Full-Text
Keywords: herbivory; selenium; silicon; garlic extracts herbivory; selenium; silicon; garlic extracts
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Golubkina, N.; Zayachkovsky, V.; Sheshnitsan, S.; Skrypnik, L.; Antoshkina, M.; Smirnova, A.; Fedotov, M.; Caruso, G. Prospects of the Application of Garlic Extracts and Selenium and Silicon Compounds for Plant Protection against Herbivorous Pests: A Review. Agriculture 2022, 12, 64. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12010064

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Golubkina N, Zayachkovsky V, Sheshnitsan S, Skrypnik L, Antoshkina M, Smirnova A, Fedotov M, Caruso G. Prospects of the Application of Garlic Extracts and Selenium and Silicon Compounds for Plant Protection against Herbivorous Pests: A Review. Agriculture. 2022; 12(1):64. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12010064

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Golubkina, Nadezhda, Vladimir Zayachkovsky, Sergei Sheshnitsan, Liubov Skrypnik, Marina Antoshkina, Anna Smirnova, Mikhail Fedotov, and Gianluca Caruso. 2022. "Prospects of the Application of Garlic Extracts and Selenium and Silicon Compounds for Plant Protection against Herbivorous Pests: A Review" Agriculture 12, no. 1: 64. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12010064

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