Organic pesticides are usually considered as those pesticides that come from natural sources.
These natural sources are usually plants, minerals, fungus and bacteria.
Even if a product is considered to be organic, it is still a pesticide.
It is important to be careful when using any pesticide, even organic or natural pesticides.
Just because a product is thought to be organic, or natural, does not mean that it is not toxic.
Some organic pesticides are as toxic, or even more toxic, than many synthetic chemical pesticides.
Organic pesticides are different from conventional pesticides in terms of the materials used during pesticide
While “traditional” pesticides are based on sprays and preparations with high concentrations of toxins, organic
pesticides use substances that have lower concentrations of toxins, and therefore break down faster, and
accordingly, their damage to the environment, animals and humans is lower when working with organic sprays.
Organic spraying is not a completely natural spraying, as many people mistakenly think.
Although it is an environmentally friendly pesticide, more than the conventional pesticide, it is based on
substances that in the process of synthesis have become toxic chemicals, such as pyrethroids, which are a group of
pesticides extracted from sources found in nature in their raw form.
These are the pesticides that are allowed to be used in large scale, organic cultivations, and that organic farmers are allowed to use when spraying their plants:
Pay attention that these are not homemade pesticides, that some claim to work,
but real professional ones, that are selling and proven to work, on regular basis.
Note that organic pesticides are sometimes less efficient than the regular synthetic ones.
COPPER SULFATE – controls powdery mildew, downy mildew, early blight, late blight and also slugs and snails.
METALDEHYDE – controls slugs and snails
IRON PHOSPHATE – controls slugs and snails
AZADIRACHTIN – controls rust mites and thrips
BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS – controls caterpillars
BEAUVERIA BASSIANA – controls aphids, whitefly, thrips
NEEM OIL – controls powdery mildew, late blight, Alternaria leaf spot/early blight and spider mites
SULFUR – controls powdery mildew, rust mites and a bit of spider mites
SPINOSAD – controls thrips, leaf miners and caterpillars
POTASSIUM SALT OF FATTY ACIDS – controls thrips and aphids
COPPER HYDROXIDE – controls bacterial spots
BACILLUS SUBTILIS – controls grey mold, and powdery mildew
MINERAL OIL – powdery mildew and spider mites
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