Inspecting the Potency of Pumice as an Insecticide

Kian Parikh, Vrusha Ganpat Parmar, Dr Hemang Patel


Vol 18, Jul-Dec, 2023

Date of Submission: 2023-07-02 Date of Acceptance: 2023-09-17 Date of Publication: 2923-09-18


Nowadays, we are tackling various issues related to the overuse of synthetic insecticides. Bio-pesticides have attracted attention in pest management in recent decades, and have long been promoted as prospective alternatives to synthetic pesticides. Compared to conventional synthetic chemical pesticides, biopesticides are usually less toxic and generally affect only the target pest and closely related organisms. Biopesticides are often effective in relatively small quantities, and decompose faster, resulting in lower exposure. Pushing agriculture toward a more sustainable approach, and research is moving in this direction, looking for environmentally friendly alternatives to be adopted in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols.


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