A REVIEW OF NANO AND MICRO-ENCAPSULATED PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPOUNDS FOR DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE
Palabras clave:Plant extracts, essential oils, nanotechnology pesticides, biotechnology
Plant extracts (PEs) and essential oils (EOs) contain phytochemical compounds (PCs). Nevertheless, PCs can be degraded when applied on field. The use of nano-encapsulates (NEs) and micro-encapsulates (MEs) arise as an alternative to the application of botanical products. However, NEs and MEs with PCs in plant disease control have not been explored enough. This review discusses the use of PCs for plant disease control and the benefits obtained from formulations with NEs and MEs; furthermore, it discusses methods to produce NEs and MEs.