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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 722-729       |                 Available online, December 31, 2017

Botanical pesticides – a major alternative to chemical pesticides: A review


Chengala Laxmishree1 and Singh Nandita2


1Department of Botany, 2Department of Zoology, G. M. Momin Women’s College, Bhiwandi, Maharastra, India.

Author: Laxmishree Chengala, Email:


Received: 16.09.2017   |    Accepted: 19.12.2017     |       Published : 31.12.2017

Pest management is one of the essential components in the agriculture. Conventional pesticides caused various environmental issues such as imbalances in the ecosystem, loss of soil fertility, and deterioration of marine life. Conventional pesticides also caused various harmful and serious issues on the humans and animal health leading to severe cancers, neurological disorders, hormonal disturbances, and reproductive issues. Botanical pesticides obtained naturally from plant based chemicals were found to be an effective alternative to conventional pesticides. Neem based pesticides are one of the most important botanical pesticides used widely in India for agricultural pest management followed by pyrethrum, and Eucalyptus oil based pesticides. Various botanical pesticides are used in the conventional, sustainable and integrated pest management.


Keywords: Pest management, conventional pesticides, botanical pesticides, azadirachtin, pyrethrin.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Chengala Laxmishree and Singh Nandita (2017) Botanical pesticides – a major alternative to chemical pesticides: A review; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 722-729.



Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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