Comparative potential of a new synergistic bio-pesticide and synthetic pesticide on pest control and crop yield
Taimur Ahmad, Rasool Khan, Tariq Nawaz Khattak, Ihsan-Ullah, Ayaz Khan and Muhammad Salman
A new, cost effective and green synergistic bio-pesticide has been development from neem oil and white oil using NIFA developed adjuvant in 35:60:05 ratios respectively. The newly developed bio-pesticide synergist is an organic product and was found the most potent and green pesticide than synthetic pesticide. Our newly developed synergistic bio-pesticide showed good results than synthetic bifenthrin in controlling the pest population and resulted in improved crop yield. Furthermore, the product was found fungi-static as no fungal attack was observed during synergistic treatments, while both of the control and synthetic bifenthrin plots were attacked by Alternaria Solani, causing early blight disease.This synergistic bio-pesticide has been proved as a safe pest controlling agents since it is non-toxic and biodegradable. Due to safe ingredients, it is claimed to be an excellent candidate to produce export quality agro-products by control of MRL (EU). This product may serve as effective biological pesticide in organic farming
Taimur Ahmad, Rasool Khan, Tariq Nawaz Khattak, Ihsan-Ullah, Ayaz Khan, Muhammad Salman. Comparative potential of a new synergistic bio-pesticide and synthetic pesticide on pest control and crop yield. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):1207-1212.