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(Alternative Approaches to Pesticide Use): Plant-Derived Pesticides

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The indiscriminate use of pesticides over the years has caused a number of problems, including pest resistance and contamination of important global sources such as water, air and soil. Plant-based pesticides can therefore be an ecological alternative to synthetic pesticides to improve the efficiency of agricultural production and sustainably reduce the food crisis, while protecting the health of consumers. They are cheap, biodegradable, environmentally friendly and act more specifically through multiple mechanisms of action, suggesting that they are less dangerous to humans and the environment. In general, these compounds have important ecological activities in nature, such as: antifoedant, attractant, nematicide, fungicide, repellent, insecticide, growth regulator.
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hal-03914031 , version 1 (27-12-2022)

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Marie-Noëlle Sylvestre, Ahissan Innocent Adou, Allan Brudey, Muriel Sylvestre, Ludovic Pruneau, et al.. (Alternative Approaches to Pesticide Use): Plant-Derived Pesticides. Biodiversity, Functional Ecosystems and Sustainable Food Production, Springer International Publishing, pp.141-182, 2023, ⟨10.1007/978-3-031-07434-9_5⟩. ⟨hal-03914031⟩
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