New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Species attracting attention:
for likely pesticide production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely pesticide production
amongst the 68 crop uses/products investigated for each species

Please note: Some species identified as pesticide were not sources of pesticides
 but were commercial crops whose production requires pesticides

Listings of species attracting attention by scientific name, common name or keyword are available here.
The listing of all species on the website is available here.

Other likely crop uses/products investigated are:

[allelopathy]  [aquatic]  [beverage]  [biofuel]  [bioindicator]  [birdseed]  [boundary]  [breeding]  [cane/bamboo]  [cereal]  [charcoal]  [chewing]  [clothing fibre]  [companion plant]  [cosmetics]  [cut flower]  [dietary fibre]  [dye]  [erosion control]  [essential oil]  [flavouring/spice]  [fodder]  [food dye]  [food for humans]  [forage]  [fruit]  [fuelwood]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [honey]  [host for disease]  [industrial product]  [insect repellent]  [insectivorous]  [jewellery]  [medicinal]  [model]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [oilseed/fat]  [ornamental]  [paper pulp]  [phytoamelioration]  [phytoextractive]  [plant grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [resin]  [revegetation]  [rubber]  [seagrass]  [shade]  [smoking]  [soil amelioration]  [starch]  [sweetener]  [tannin]  [timber]  [turf]  [vegetable]  [wastewater treatment]  [weed]  [wood fibre]


Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):

Species name

Pesticide (77.4)

Gelidium corneum

Pesticide (56.2)

Phaleria macrocarpa

Pesticide (44.7)

Bouvardia ternifolia

Pesticide (43.8)

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Pesticide (37.2)

Avicennia officinalis

Pesticide (32.4)

Garcinia pedunculata

Pesticide (31.0)

Cinnamomum burmannii

Pesticide (30.6)

Evolvulus sericeus

Pesticide (30.0)

Begonia malabarica

Pesticide (27.3)

Azadirachta indica

Pesticide (24.2)

Boesenbergia pandurata

Pesticide (23.9)

Christella parasitica

Pesticide (23.7)

Melia azedarach

Pesticide (22.3)

Gossypium hirsutum

Pesticide (22.1)

Ulva australis

Pesticide (19.9)

Eupatorium lindleyanum

Pesticide (19.7)

Melaleuca alternifolia

Pesticide (18.4)

Backhousia citriodora

Pesticide (17.7)

Rubus armeniacus

Pesticide (16.9)

Cestrum parqui

Pesticide (16.9)

Grevillea pteridifolia

Pesticide (16.6)

Etlingera elatior

Pesticide (15.9)

Origanum dictamnus

Pesticide (15.5)

Thymus capitatus

Pesticide (14.6)

Cassia spectabilis

Pesticide (12.8)

Allium tuberosum

Pesticide (12.8)

Mirabilis jalapa

Pesticide (12.6)

Ludwigia peploides

Pesticide (12.5)

Mahonia bealei

Pesticide (12.1)

Bidens laevis

Pesticide (12.1)

Festuca hallii

Pesticide (12.0)

Satureja montana

Pesticide (12.0)

Archidendron ellipticum

Pesticide (11.8)

Hypericum japonicum

Pesticide (11.7)

Glyceria striata

Pesticide (11.5)

Curcuma amada

Pesticide (11.4)

Coleus aromaticus

Pesticide (10.7)

Agathosma betulina

Pesticide (10.0)

Aglaia odorata

Pesticide (9.6)

Sophora flavescens

Pesticide (9.5)

Zingiber zerumbet

Pesticide (8.9)

Allium cepa

Pesticide (8.9)

Acmella oleracea

Pesticide (8.5)

Cassia surattensis

Pesticide (8.2)

Acorus gramineus

Pesticide (8.2)

Wasabia japonica

Pesticide (8.2)

Berberis koreana

Pesticide (8.1)

Cyclamen persicum

Pesticide (8.0)

Adenanthera pavonina

Pesticide (7.9)

Annona cornifolia

Pesticide (7.6)

Crataeva magna

Pesticide (7.6)

Leersia oryzoides

Pesticide (7.4)

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Pesticide (7.2)

Cinnamomum verum

Pesticide (7.2)

Cleistocalyx operculatus

Pesticide (7.1)

Cymbopogon nardus

Pesticide (7.0)

Abies koreana

Pesticide (6.9)

Tulbaghia violacea

Pesticide (6.8)

Tasmannia lanceolata

Pesticide (6.8)

Origanum majorana

Pesticide (6.7)

Hypericum hircinum

Pesticide (6.6)

Hypericum patulum

Pesticide (6.6)

Mentha longifolia

Pesticide (6.6)

Litsea cubeba

Pesticide (6.5)

Clusia rosea

Pesticide (6.5)

Schinus molle

Pesticide (6.4)

Syzygium aromaticum

Pesticide (6.3)

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Pesticide (6.3)

Digitaria insularis

Pesticide (6.3)

Zingiber cassumunar

Pesticide (6.2)

Gerbera jamesonii

Pesticide (6.0)

Aesculus chinensis

Pesticide (6.0)

Agonis flexuosa

Pesticide (5.9)

Schinus terebinthifolius

Pesticide (5.7)

Lepidium lasiocarpum

Pesticide (5.6)

Retama raetam

Pesticide (5.6)

Thymus vulgaris

Pesticide (5.5)

Cymbopogon citratus

Pesticide (5.5)

Origanum vulgare

Pesticide (5.3)

Ocimum sanctum

Pesticide (5.3)

Lippia graveolens

Pesticide (5.2)

Frangula purshiana

Pesticide (5.1)

Eugenia caryophyllus

Pesticide (5.0)

Coleus amboinicus

Pesticide (4.9)

Argemone mexicana

Pesticide (4.9)

Mentha arvensis

Pesticide (4.7)

Cinnamomum aromaticum

Pesticide (4.6)

Citrus bergamia

Pesticide (4.5)

Ocimum basilicum

Pesticide (3.7)

Croton flavens

Pesticide (3.6)

Brassica chinensis

Pesticide (3.5)

Coridothymus capitatus

Pesticide (3.4)

Aegle marmelos

Pesticide (3.3)

Cassia alata

Pesticide (3.0)

Acalypha indica

Pesticide (2.3)

Achyranthes japonica


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