Liquid Smoke as Pest Control

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Jakarta-Liquid smoke is a result of condensation or condensation from direct or indirect combustion vapors from materials containing carbon compounds senyawa. Raw materials for making liquid smoke, in general, are various types of organic waste such as wood, twigs, leaves and so on.

During the combustion process, the liquid smoke raw material will produce compounds including phenol, carbonyl, acids, furans, alcohols, lactones, hydrocarbons and so on. Liquid smoke has functional properties such as to give flavor and color and natural preservatives because they contain phenol and acid compounds which act as antibacterial and antioxidants, as a latex substitute for formic acid and help the formation of brown color in sit products.

Liquid smoke can be called biopesticides or biological pesticides, in the agricultural industry, it functions effectively to control pests without causing explosion or phytotoxicity of plants because of their repellency rather than killing.

It’s environmentally friendly and free of harmful chemicals that make liquid smoke or biopesticides become one of the products recommended by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture for use in the agricultural industry because its usefulness is considered to be able to increase food production in a sustainable manner.

References

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Bantolo. 2019. Kementan Dorong Penggunaan Pestisida Nabati Ramah Lingkungan. https://www.agrofarm.co.id/.

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