Uçucu Yağların Tarımsal Hastalık ve Zararlılara Karşı Kullanımı

Nohutçu L., Şelem E., Tunçtürk R., Tunçtürk M.

Journal of Agricultural Faculty of Bursa Uludag University, vol.35, no.2, pp.499-523, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Abstract: The need for food and agricultural production has been increased with the population increasing and targeted more efficiency from agricultural areas. The intensive production have also caused an increase in diseases and pests. Chemical control of diseases and pests is the most conventional method used in agricultural systems but causes soil pollution as well as toxic materials accumulation in the food chain. So, researchers focused on alternative methods to minimize using of chemicals. One of these alternative methods is using of essential oils in agricultural diseases and pests control. It is assumed that nearly 1/3 of the total plant families contain essential oils. Considering the high plant biodiversity in Turkey, using their essential oils are very important in sustainable disease and pest management practices. In this study, the possibility of using different essential oils as herbicide, insecticide, acaricide, nemacid, fungicide, bactericide and viricide as well as expected results was studied.