Abuja Journal of Agriculture and Environment (AJAE)

A REVIEW OF THE STATUS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF APPLICATION OF INDIGENOUS PESTICIDAL PLANTS IN PEST MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA
Author(s): Akeem Abolade Oyerinde, Shakirat Oloruntoyin Afenifuja-Solebo, Theresa Ebia Omara-achong
Volume/Issue: Volume 1 , Issue 2 (2021)

ABSTRACT:

Plants have inherent chemical substances that serve as part of the plants’ defense against plant-feeding insects and other herbivores. The use of different types of plant (wild or cultivated) has been engaged in pest management on the field, store and livestock paddock by different ethnics in Nigeria. The research into the identification of the inherent properties of the different plants adopted by traditional farmers in the country is on ebb. Despite the present call for organic agriculture based on the devastating toxicity and residual effects of synthetic pesticide on crop, animal, human and environment in Nigeria, majority of farmers still use the highly poisonous or banned substances in pest management. This paper chronologically examines the status of the use of indigenous pesticidal plant in pest management in Nigeria and proffer options that can bead opted for formulating the various pesticidal plants to botanical pesticides, for management of pest in the country.

KEYWORDS:

Pesticidal Plants, Pest management, botanical pesticide, farmers, Nigeria.