Narendra Kumawat, P. S. Shekhawat, Rakesh Kumar and R. C. Sanwa
Agricultural Research Station, S. K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner 334 006.
Organic agriculture is a unique production management system which promotes and
enhances agro-ecosystem health including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil
biological activity, and this is accomplished by using on-farm agronomic, biological
and mechanical methods in exclusion of all synthetic off-farm inputs. Biopesticide
is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a pesticide
derived from natural materials. Bio pesticides also known as biological pesticides
are pesticides derived from natural materials as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain
minerals. Bio pesticides are less toxic and also reduce the pollution problems caused
by conventional pesticides.