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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 4, Part B

Natural pesticides: Current status and prospects

Sanjay Singh and Preeti Maurya

The recent population growth seen around the world has contributed to a greater need for food supplies, which can only be met by increasing agricultural productivity. Using chemically based fertilizers, pesticides, and growth stimulants can cause serious environmental issues and a shortage of finite resources like phosphorus and potassium, which raises the price of fertilizers. As a result, agricultural practices should become more sustainable. Conventional pesticides contributed to several environmental problems, including ecosystem imbalances, decreased soil fertility, and worsening conditions for marine life. These synthetic pesticides' non-target toxicity, persistent effects, and difficult biodegradability have grown to be a severe concern, necessitating the urgent adoption of environmentally friendly and cost-effective pest management alternatives. Growing concern over environmental safety has sparked interest in pest control strategies using environmentally benign plant-based insecticides. Farmers' attitudes toward the usage of pesticides for crop protection and crop production have significantly changed.
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How to cite this article:
Sanjay Singh, Preeti Maurya. Natural pesticides: Current status and prospects. J Med Plants Stud 2023;11(4):122-132.
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