natural pesticide

natural pesticide

(1) Any chemical produced by a plant to ward off insects, fungi and other predators.
(2) Any non-toxic substance (e.g., milky spore (Bacillus popillae), which targets grubs of Japanese beetles) used to control fungi, insects or parasites in agriculture
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NeemAzal-T/S containing 1 wt% Azadirachtin A, purchased from Trifolio-M GmbH (Germany) was selected as natural pesticide to study the slow release characteristic of prepared nanocomposite capsules.
One of the British countryside's most unremarkable plants could have the untapped potential to cure common ailments or be used as a natural pesticide, according to a team of Welsh scientists.
Neem oil is harmless for humans and an organic natural pesticide that can be used outside.
The nicotine and other chemicals in discarded filters act as a natural pesticide that repels parasitic mites.
This is especially grave news for farmers who rely on bats as a natural pesticide.
He is also a passionate advocate of using beneficial indigenous microorganisms found in the soil like ginger-garlic fermented extract (a bionutrient and natural antibiotic dietary supplement), banana squash papaya (BSP; a flower-fruit inducer), and the beneficial pest (a natural pesticide plant extract), as tools for farming sustainably.
They feel that neem has such a remarkable quality of controlling the power structure of farm and household pests that it may prove a safe natural pesticide in the future.
For home use people should really be sticking to phyrethroids (a synthetic version of a natural pesticide found in chrysanthemums).
It is yellow with up to 12 black spots and it was introduced into Belgium and the Netherlands as a natural pesticide in the 1990s.
Trials focused on a natural pesticide occurring in carrots, falcarinol, which was proved to reduce the cancer tumours developing.