Green Pesticides: Essential Oils as Biopesticides in Insect-pest Management

  title={Green Pesticides: Essential Oils as Biopesticides in Insect-pest Management},
  author={Abdel-Tawab Halim Mossa},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Science and Technology},
  • A. Mossa
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • Biology
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Essential oils and their bioactive compounds as eco-friendly novel green pesticides for management of storage insect pests: prospects and retrospects
Nanoencapsulation/nanoemulsion of EOs is currently considered as a promising tool that improved water solubility, enhanced bio-efficacy, stability and controlled release, thereby expanding their applicability.
Safety of Natural Insecticides: Toxic Effects on Experimental Animals
The review presented here focuses on the safety of natural insecticide products and some natural compounds are toxic and induce adverse effects to experimental animals.
Essential Oils as Eco-friendly Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides for the Control of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
N nanoencapsulation technology is recommended to enhance the efficacy of EOs against storage insect pests and to overcome the limitations.
Essential Oils as Potential Alternative Biocontrol Products against Plant Pathogens and Weeds: A Review
The purpose of the present review is to gather and discuss up-to-date biological activities of EO against weeds, plant pathogenic fungi, oomycetes and bacteria, reported in the scientific literature.
The application of essential oils as a next-generation of pesticides: recent developments and future perspectives
This review aims to present the main applications of the essential oils as insecticides, herbicides, acaricides, and nematicides, as they emerged from the scientific literature published in the last 5 years (2015 to present).
Essential Oil-Based Bioherbicides: Human Health Risks Analysis
The state of the literature and regulations with regard to the potential risks related to the use of essential oils as bioherbicides in agricultural and horticultural applications are reviewed.
Phytochemical biopesticides: some recent developments
P pesticidal products based on Madhuca indica (Mahua), Sapindus mukorossi (soapnut), Curcuma longa (turmeric), Pongamia glabra (karanja), Eupatorium adenophorum (Crofton weed), Tagetes erecta (marigold) and essential oil bearing plants have been discussed.
Future of Insecticide Seed Treatment
Good efficacy in controlling wireworms in maize is shown by an insecticide in the naturalites group, spinosad, but it is currently used to treat seeds of vegetable crops, mainly onions, to control onion flies and flies on other vegetable crops.


The potential of botanical essential oils for insect pest control
Among the alternative strategies, the use of plants, insecticidal allelochemicals appears to be promising and essential oils are presently regarded as a new class of ecological products for controlling insect pests.
Essential oils in insect control: low-risk products in a high-stakes world.
In recent years, the use of essential oils (EOs) derived from aromatic plants as low-risk insecticides has increased considerably owing to their popularity with organic growers and environmentally
Comparing terpenes from plant essential oils as pesticides for the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae).
Three components (terpenes) found in essential oils (eugenol, geraniol and citral) were tested against the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae and provided 100% mortality in toxicity tests when undiluted.
Essential oil formulations useful as a new tool for insect pest control
The results showed that the tested oils possess interesting larvicidal effects that make them suitable for application in integrated control strategies, and seem to be able to protect the core material against environmental agents and could be considered for use in controlled drug release systems.
Biological effects of essential oils--a review.
A review of the major biological approaches to control the worldwide pest Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) with special reference to natural pesticides
Research on the biocidal activities of plant extracts, including essential oils, against T. urticae, a plant-feeding mite found worldwide and a serious agricultural and home garden pest, appears to be a promising alternative strategy for pest management.
Chemical constituents and fumigant toxicity of essential oil from Carum copticum against two stored product beetles
The findings indicate the strong insecticidal activity of C. copticum oil and its potential role as a fumigant for stored‐product insects.
Pesticide Exposure, Safety Issues, and Risk Assessment Indicators
New tools or techniques with greater reliability than those already existing are needed to predict the potential hazards of pesticides and thus contribute to reduction of the adverse effects on human health and the environment.