Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 2

Biorational Insecticides and Agro-Ecological Options in Pest Management: Providing Solutions to Pesticide Contamination of Vegetable in Ghana

Peter Quandahor1*, Iddrisu Yahaya1, Mohammed Mujitaba Dawuda2, Julius Yirzagla1, Mary Aku Ogum3, Emmanuel Asibi Aziiba1, Gorge Y Mahama1, Asieku Yahaya1, Anslem B Nyuor1, Vincent Kunlen1 and Ibrahim Hashim1

1CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Tamale, Ghana
2Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Science, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
3Faculty of Science and Technology Education, University of Cape Coast, P.M.G, Cape Coast, Ghana

*Corresponding Author: Peter Quandahor, CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Tamale, Ghana.

Received: October 07, 2022; Published: January 18, 2023


The goal of this review was to identify potential long-term pest management strategies for reducing vegetable contamination in Ghana. Pesticide contaminations are easily transmitted through the consumption of vegetables. The majority of pesticide-related health studies have focused on people who are exposed as a result of their occupation, such as farmworkers and pesticide applicators. Vegetables are susceptible to a variety of insect pests and diseases, which limit their production in Ghana. Accordingly, a wide range of synthetic insecticides are continuously being used for their management. This type of strategy is seriously increasing vegetable contamination, which is endangering the health of consumers in Ghana. To alleviate the alarming situation, the development of potential sustainable pest management strategies such as; biorational pesticides and agro-ecological strategies should be encouraged. Furthermore, the illegal use of prohibited chemicals such as DDTs, as well as their persistent nature, is critical and must be treated with the greatest concern it deserves.

Keywords: Vegetables Contamination; Pesticides; Biorational Insecticides; Integrated Pest Management; Agro-Ecological Strategy


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Citation: Peter Quandahor., et al. “Biorational Insecticides and Agro-Ecological Options in Pest Management: Providing Solutions to Pesticide Contamination of Vegetable in Ghana". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.2 (2023): 60-67.


Copyright: © 2023 Peter Quandahor., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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