Monday, January 23, 2012


  • Chemically extracted or plant-derived pesticides. These include the pyrethroids, rotenoids and nicotinoids.
  • Botanicals can be
    – A constructive chemical
    Present in plant and subsequently extracted from plant.
    – Inducible chemical
    Activated in plants as a response to insect activity
  • There are limited number of compounds commercially available. Actually there is a large number of compounds but due to many reasons such as stability, quantity, etc., only limited number is commercially available. Some are chemically modified after extraction to enhance insecticidal properties.


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