Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 6

Use of Botanical Extracts as Biopesticides

P Anitha1* and PS Vishnupriya2

1Associate Professor, Department of Botany, B.M.S. College for Women, Bengaluru, India
2Molecular Biology, BUB, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: P Anitha, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, B.M.S. College for Women, Bengaluru, India.

Received: July 23, 2021; Published: August 05, 2021


  The chemical pesticides which are used in agriculture and other related sectors are causing the various detrimental effects on environment as well as on our health. As per as global research is conducted for alternatives of chemical pesticides and according to this process various research are conducted to test the efficacy and it’s effects in natural products for pest control and crop protection. Herbal plant extracts were used as alternative for the chemical pesticides. In the present research work aqueous extracts of leaves of Citrus limon, Cymbopogon citratus, Mentha piperita, Ocimum basilicum were used to treat the mites Tetranychus urticae causing leaf disease in tomato plant. The effect of different concentrations of plant extracts on eggs of mites, leaf dipping method and leaf spraying method were analysed to calculate the efficacy of extracts on mites control. Further field trails to be conducted for large scale production of the plant extracts to use as biopesticides.

Keywords: Herbal Extract; Biopesticides; Tetranychus urticae


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Citation: P Anitha and PS Vishnupriya. “Use of Botanical Extracts as Biopesticides”. Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 3.6 (2021): 03-05.


Copyright: © 2021 P Anitha and PS Vishnupriya. 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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