Nano-maze lure : Pheromone sandwich in graphene oxide interlayers for sustainable targeted pest control
Nano-maze lure: Pheromone sandwich in graphene oxide interlayers for sustainable targeted pest control
Pests are the major challenge in crop protection, in this pesticide usage often leads to irreparable environmental damage. Pheromone is an ecofriendly approach for insect control, but it is expensive and have very short life.
Here, we have developed a "pheromone-graphene oxide" composite that can extend the life of pheromone in proportion to the extension in the diffusion path. Thus, the composite shows significantly more insect trapped than the commercially available septa platform.