Green Pesticides Handbook: Essential Oils for Pest Control

Leo M.L. Nollet, Hamir Singh Rathore

© 2017 - CRC Press
Published May 30, 2017
Reference - 554 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498759380 - CAT# K28651

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  • Provides a concise review of characteristics of essential oil pesticides
  • Highlights recent advances of essential oil pesticides
  • Describes metabolism and mode of action of essential oil pesticides
  • Addresses storage and stability of essential oil pesticides
  • Includes extensive reference data on methods of extraction and analysis of essential oils


Green pesticides, also called ecological pesticides, are pesticides derived from organic sources which are considered environmentally friendly and are causing less harm to human and animal health and to habitats and the ecosystem. Essential oils based insecticides started have amazing features. This book gives a full spectrum of the whole range of essential oil based pesticides that may be used in pest control. It discusses the uses and limitations, including the recent advances in this area. It describes the metabolism and mode of action, and provides the present status of essential oil based pesticide residues in foodstuffs, soil and water.


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