Agricultural Sciences


Annona Seed Extract as Insecticide


Agricultural Sciences

Developing Agency:

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India  

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Demonstration

Brief Description

Description :

Bioactive based insecticidal compositions with improved retention times. The organic solvent extracts of seeds of Annona squamosa possess potent insecticidal properties, the organic solvent extracts yielded a very potent insecticide designated annonin I/squamocin, seeds of Annona squamosa gave at least fourteen analogues of squamocin designated squamocin B to squamocin N, squamostatin A, squamostatin B, squamostatin C and squamostatin D and squamostatin E and of these squamocin H, squamocin J, squamocin L and squamostatin B/bullatalicin showed insecticidal activity and the remaining compounds are also expected to have a similar insecticidal activity. The technology provides a bioactive based insecticidal compositions with improved retention times.