IMPERCEPTIBLE EFFECTS OF CHLORANTHRANIL PROFILE ON THE ECOSYSTEM – A CRITICAL REVIEWVANDANA NANDAL AND MANU SOLANKI
Pesticides are in use since the 1900s and their application has increased steadily. This has led to a plethora of adverse effects on the biotic and abiotic components of the ecosystem. The indiscriminate use of pesticides adversely affects the activities of the soil microbiota thus affecting the quality of soils and would therefore have serious ecological consequences. Many emerging pesticides are now in use and have replaced the conventional ones. But they are also being used deliberately and may pose a risk to the environment including humans. This demands that they should be assessed thoroughly for their various effects on the ecosystem. One such recently introduced pesticide is Chloranthranilprole (Coragen) that claims to be quite safe to the environment when applied. But due to its quick mode of action it is being used extensively on vegetable crops and fruits which may pose harmful effects to the environment. This brief review intends to focus the effects of coragen on the ecosystem.