About Pyrethrum

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Pyrethrum is a botanical insecticide produced primarily in the flowers of Tanacetum cinerariaefolium, a species of the chrysanthemum plant family.  Pyrethrum plants have historically been grown in commercial quantities in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Papua New Guinea.  More recently, Tasmania and Uganda began producing pyrethrum.


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Pyrethrum
Botany

Agronomy
Dalmatian Pyrethrum is a perennial herbaceous plant that looks like a common daisy but has a secret.
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Processing

Processing
Pyrethrum flowers are harvested, dried and processed to produce pyrethrum extract.
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Toxicology

Toxicology
Pyrethrins are supported by an extensive database of toxicity studies which evaluate their impact on humans and other mammals.
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Pyrethrin

Pyrethrins & Pyrethroids
Pyrethrins are extracted from Pyrethrum flowers and Pyrethroids are manufactured compounds.
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History
The first record of the pyrethrum daisy was 2000 years ago when the flowers were traded along the silk routes in China.
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Growing Recipes

Growing Regions
The Pyrethrum flower is a hearty perennial that thrives in interesting and challenging environments.
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Uses

Pyrethrins are the active ingredient in many products used in many markets such as:

Home & Garden 
Animal Health
Crop Protection 
Public Health 
Professional Pest Control 

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