IMG_6379_foto GabrielPrelecionista: Gabriel Ferreira Paiva
Orientador: Franklin Jackson Machado
Data: 02/04/2024, às 16h
Local: Anfiteatro do ESB

Resumo: The use of copper in agriculture, with an emphasis on plant disease control, stands out for its historical importance and antimicrobial properties. Ionic copper acts against several plant pathogens by affecting essential processes of their metabolism. Different application methods, such as foliar spraying and seed treatment, may be employed, integrated into a comprehensive disease management. The approach considers environmental and safety aspects, aiming to minimize adverse impacts. However, the development of copper-resistant strains, the adverse effects on the environment and human health have raised concerns about the sustainability of the intensive use of copper compounds in agriculture for over more than a century. Future prospects include the development of more sustainable formulations, the use of emerging technologies, such as copper nanoparticles, and the optimized use of copper-based compounds. In summary, the use of copper in agriculture for plant disease control still represents an effective practice. In this seminar will be discussed the use of copper compounds in crop protection, risks due to its intensive applications and alternative strategies to ensure its long-term efficacy and sustainability.