What is the pesticide pyrethrum?

Answer Pyrethrum is a natural pesticide, containing chemicals which not only kill pests but pose a significant danger to humans as well. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has conducted several survey... Read More »

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Pyrethrum Daisy As a Pesticide?

The pyrethrum daisy, better known as a chrysanthemum, has long been known to have insecticidal properties. The flowers naturally repel a number of pests, from fleas to lice to mosquitoes. While it ... Read More »

Pyrethrum Cultivation?

Pyrethrum is the label given to plants in the Chrysanthemum family. Two plant varieties in the Chrysanthemum family, one originating in Persia, the other in Dalmatia, are valued for their flowers, ... Read More »

Is pyrethrum an insecticide?

Pyrethrum, an insecticide made from compounds contained within the flowers of chrysanthemum plants, is considered environmentally friendly because it has a low level of toxicity and breaks down qui... Read More »

What are pesticide residues?

Pesticide residues are very small amounts of pesticides that can remain in or on a crop after harvesting or storage. Levels are typically very low, for example a few milligrams of pesticide in a ki... Read More »