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.
Introduction; Regulatory Schemes; Essential Oils as Green Pesticides: from History to Future; Limitations of Essential oils as Green Pesticides; Eucalyptus Oil; Mentha Oil; Basil Oil; Cedar oil ; Pyrethrum Oil; Lemon Grass Oil; Cinnamon Oil; Lantana Oil; Castor Oil; Citronella Oil; Marigold Oil; Clove Oil; Sandal Oil; Lavender Oil; Bay Oil ; Citronella Oil; Cassia Oil; Pennyroyal Oil; Thyme Oil; Orange Oil; Turpentine or Pine Oil; Other Essential Oils