Current developments in the production of fungal biological control agents by solid-state fermentation using organic solid waste

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Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Biological control agents are slowly and steadily replacing traditional chemical pesticides. Among them, fungal entomopathogens have assumed a key role in controlling a growing number of pests. Research on fungal entomopathogens has expanded constantly during the last decades, confirming real interest in their biocontrol potential. The production of fungal entomopathogens by solid-state fermentation has arisen as a sustainable production method, which is slowly becoming preferred over submerged fermentation considering the advantage of using of agro-industrial wastes as substrates. This review discusses relevant studies on fungal entomopathogens, with a special interest in their production as biocontrol agents by solid-state fermentation processes, including reactors used and operational conditions, focusing mainly on the two most-used fungal entomopathogens worldwide, Beauveria spp. and Trichoderma spp.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-694
Number of pages40
JournalCritical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Volume49
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Agro-industrial wastes
  • BACILLUS-THURINGIENSIS
  • BEAUVERIA-BASSIANA
  • BIOCONTROL AGENTS
  • Beauveria spp
  • CONIDIA PRODUCTION
  • ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI
  • MASS-PRODUCTION
  • METARHIZIUM-ANISOPLIAE
  • MOISTURE-CONTENT
  • PROCESS PARAMETERS
  • TRICHODERMA-HARZIANUM
  • Trichoderma spp
  • biological control agents
  • fungal entomopathogens
  • solid-state fermentation

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