Application of botanical pesticides in organic agriculture production: Potential and challenges


  • Dao Huy Toan School of Chemical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Dao Van Hoang Chemical Society of Vietnam, 2 Pham Ngu Lao, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Vu Dinh Hoang School of Chemical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Le Dang Quang Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Tran Dai Lam Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam



botanical pesticides, plant disease, insects, weeds, phytopathogens


In the context of agricultural pest management, botanical pesticides are best suited for use in organic food (agricultural) production, due to their safety to humans and the environment compared to conventional pesticides. Compounds of plant origin can be highly effective, with diverse and multiple mechanisms of action, while having low toxicity towards non-target organisms. However, the large-scale application of these products for pest control is limited by their poor stability and other technological issues. An overview of botanical pesticides is presented in this paper. Trends and challenges in the research and application of botanical pesticides in Vietnam are also discussed.


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How to Cite

D. H. Toan, D. V. Hoang, V. D. Hoang, L. D. Quang, and T. D. Lam, “Application of botanical pesticides in organic agriculture production: Potential and challenges ”, Vietnam J. Sci. Technol., vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 679–701, Dec. 2021.



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