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Essential oils as green pesticides potential and constraints

  title={Essential oils as green pesticides potential and constraints},
  author={Opender Koul and Suresh Walia and G. S. Dhaliwal and Parkash Nagar},
Many plant essential oils show a broad spectrum of activity against pest insects and plant pathogenic fungi ranging from insecticidal, antifeedant, repellent, oviposition deterrent, growth regulatory and antivector activities. These oils also have a long tradition of use in the protection of stored products. Recent investigations indicate that some chemical constituents of these oils interfere with the octopaminergic nervous system in insects. As this target site is not shared with mammals… 

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