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.
"The Handbook provides an overview of the exciting field of Green Pesticides, based on Essential Oils by prominent researchers from various disciplines to bring up-to-date information and is therefore an invaluable source of knowledge."
—Mohammed Shadbar Qureshi, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
"This book brings readers the most updated knowledge on the background and current status of essential oils in pest management. Experts from 11 countries contributed to this carefully organized book. It is a must read for researchers, educators, manufacturers, relevant government agencies, and students who are interested in natural pesticides."
—Changlu Wang, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
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