Tehran, Iran

2023-09-21 10:25:48

Substituting chemical pesticides
 with pruning waste in the production of herbal formulations

Basic Data

Population size: 9,013,700
Population Growth Rate(%): 1.20
Surface Area (sq.km):730
Population Density (people/sq.km):11,800
GDP Per Capita(U.S.S):4,091
GINI Index:0.4

During the outbreak of mulberry whiteflies in the urban green space of Tehran between 2016 and 2018 in Atrat Park, the performance of the Caesalpinia gilliesii naturally attracting full-fledged insects (whiteflies) was the first spark of study as an investigation of the trap plant. 

The utilization of pruning plants and Caesalpinia gilliesii plants represents a transformative leap in replacing chemical pesticides within the herbal formulation production process. This initiative in Tehran serves as a catalyst for transitioning contemporary cities from their industrial past into more eco-friendly urban environments. To achieve this, the project leverages urban green spaces to combat urban pests, effectively replacing the need for harmful chemical pesticides while concurrently reducing expenditure on these costly toxic substances. Central to this initiative is the utilization of natural resources. Rigorous experimentation has been conducted to ascertain their effectiveness, resulting in the publication of five scientific papers. 

This project pioneers a natural, eco-conscious solution for herbal formulation production, contributing significantly to the transformation of modern cities into toxin-free, nature-friendly urban landscapes. The project aligns with ten SDGs, making it a vital contributor to the global effort for a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.