Israeli researchers announce pesticide based on vegetable oil

20.12.2011                      24.Kislev. 5772

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Israeli researchers announce pesticide based on vegetable oil

The material is effective against a number of pests that target vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini and peppers as well as cereal grains including wheat, barley, oats.

Scientists at Israel's Agricultural Research Organization at Beit Dagan have developed an environmentally friendly pesticide based on vegetable oil, the Agriculture Ministry announced yesterday.
It is effective not only against mites and and aphids but also fungal diseases such as powdery mildew, which causes hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to grain crops around the world every year….