Poisonous plants and their uses as insecticides in Cajamarca, Peru

@article{Orozco2008PoisonousPA,
  title={Poisonous plants and their uses as insecticides in Cajamarca, Peru},
  author={Olga L. Orozco and David L. Lentz},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={59},
  pages={166-173}
}
This study focuses on the use of botanical pesticides in Cajamarca, Peru. Fieldwork was conducted in four Quechua communities located in different ecological zones. Interviews and collection of specimens yielded 64 poisonous species and 22 species considered useful because of their toxic properties. The yellow fever mosquito bioassay was applied to methanolic extracts of the latter 22 species to determine their toxicity toAedes aegypti L. larvae. Most extracts showed weak to moderate activity… CONTINUE READING

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