prethroid

prethroid

an artificially produced biocide, e.g. permethrin, similar in structure and action to the natural insecticides, PYRETHRUMS.
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Synthethic prethroid insecticides are now increasingly used on many crops because of their some interesting properties, such as greater photostability, effective- ness at low concentrations, low environmental persistence, and easy breakdown as compared to organochlorine and organophosphorus insecticides [1, 2].
Besides, for better yield and quality, farmer apply pesticides belonging to organochlorine, organophosphate, carbamate, prethroid and neo- nicotinoid groups for the control of insects and pests.
Rath, "Studies on acaricide resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus against synthetic prethroids by adult immersion test with a discriminating dose," Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, vol.