Active ingredients found in wild flowers, trees and bramble have been used for millennia to control pests and diseases. Different parts of the plants are processed into decoctions or applied directly to crops or livestock, protecting them from damage, disease and infestation.
A new set of information leaflets, now available for download, describes the insecticidal and medicinal activity of 9 common pesticidal plant species in the tropics and sub-tropics. These leaflets were developed by researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)’s Tree Diversity, Domestication and Delivery research program, the University of Greenwich and the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, under the auspices of the African Dryland Alliance for Pesticidal Plant Technologies (ADAPPT) network.Read more. . .