Botanical secondary metabolites as alternatives for pest management in Cuba

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Oriela Pino
Yaíma Sánchez
Miriam M. Rojas
Fanny Jorge
Ana Buzzi
Cecil González
Daylen Turtos
Nerdys Acosta
Mayra Rodríguez
Dainé Hernández
Roberto E. Regalado
Lidia López
Mylene Corzo
Aleika Yglesia
María A. Martínez
Heyker L. Baños
Moraima Suris
Susana Ramírez
Adayakni Sánchez
Héctor Rodríguez
Yanebis Pérez
Reinaldo Chico
Yailén Arias
Ivonne González
Yuseli Hernández
Benedicto Martínez
Yanissia Duarte
Danay Infante
Teresa M. Correa
Dayamin Martínez
Rodney Montes de Oca
Georgina Berroa
Lazaro Cotilla
Belkis Peteira
Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silva
Edson Rodrigues Filho
Yasmin Akhtar
Murray B. Isman


Plants have historically been used in agricultural practices in Cuba; nevertheless, the Cuban flora has not yet been fully studied as a potential source of pesticides, partly due to its great diversity. At the National Centre for Animal and Plant Health (CENSA), systematic research on more than 100 plant species belonging to several families has been conducted in recent years. The protocol involves the establishment of bioassay conditions, the isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds, assessment of compatibility with other biological control agents, mode of action studies and the semi-synthesis of analogues using biotechnological techniques. Among the secondary metabolites studied, essential oils obtained from plants belonging to the families Piperaceae, Lamiaceae, Apiaceae, Rutaceae, and Myrtaceae stood out as a promising group due to their efficacy and spectrum of action under laboratory and semi-controlled conditions. As botanical pesticides, the main areas of use may include protected crops, nurseries, seed treatments in protected and field-grown crops, and in stored product pest management. The use of known botanicals and the identification of local candidates for developing phytosanitary products offer alternatives that may combine efficiency and safety for pest management in Cuban agriculture

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Pino, O., Sánchez, Y., Rojas, M. M., Jorge, F., Buzzi, A., González, C., Turtos, D., Acosta, N., Rodríguez, M., Hernández, D., Regalado, R. E., López, L., Corzo, M., Yglesia, A., Martínez, M. A., Baños, H. L., Suris, M., Ramírez, S., Sánchez, A., Rodríguez, H., Pérez, Y., Chico, R., Arias, Y., González, I., Hernández, Y., Martínez, B., Duarte, Y., Infante, D., Correa, T. M., Martínez, D., Montes de Oca, R., Berroa, G., Cotilla, L., Peteira, B., Fernandes da Silva, M. F. das G., Rodrigues Filho, E., Akhtar, Y., & Isman, M. B. (2015). Botanical secondary metabolites as alternatives for pest management in Cuba. Revista De Protección Vegetal, 30. Recuperado a partir de
Resumen del Segundo Seminario Internacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (SISA)

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