Products for Plant Pest and Disease Control

Certain products are allowed for use in organic agriculture for the control of pest and diseases in plant production. Many of these products are restricted for use in organic production. Such products should only be used when absolutely necessary and should be chosen taking the environmental impact into consideration. In this schedule “restricted”, means that the conditions and the procedure for use shall be set by the inspection and Certification Agency.

Substances from Plant and Animal Origin

Azardiracta indica(neem preparations) neem oil Restricted
Preparation of rotenone from Derris elliptica Restricted
Gelatin Permitted
Propolis Restricted
Plant based extracts(ex: neem, garlic, pongamia, etc) Permitted
Preparations on basis of pyrethrins extracted from Permitted
Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, containing possibly Restricted
Release of parasite predators of insects pests Restricted
Preparation from Ryania species Restricted
Tobacco tea Not Allowed
Lecithin Restricted
Casein Permitted
Sea weeds, sea weed meal, sea weed extracts Restricted
Extract from mushroom(Shitake fungus) Permitted
Extract from Chlorella Permitted
Fermented products from Aspergillus Restricted
Natural acids (vinegar) Restricted


Chloride of lime/soda Restricted
Diatomaceous earth Restricted
Clay (ex: bentonite, perlite, vermiculite, zeolite) Permitted
Copper salts/ inorganic salts (Bordeaux mix, copper hydroxide, Inspection and certification Agency used as a fungicide, maximum 8 kg per year depending upon the crop and under the supervision of Inspection and Certification Agency)
Mineral powders (stone meal, silicates) Not Allowed
Light mineral oils Restricted
Permanganate of Potash Restricted
Lime sulphur (calcium polysulphaide) Restricted
Silicates (sodium silicate, quartz) Restricted
Sodium bicarbonate Restricted
Sulphur Restricted

Microorganisms/ Biocontrol agents

Vital preparations Permitted
Fungal preparations (e.g., Trichoderma species etc.) Permitted
Bacterial preparations (e.g. Bacillus species etc.) Permitted
Parasites, predators and sterilized insects Permitted


Carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas Restricted
Soil soap (Potassium soap) Permitted
Ethyl alcohol Not Allowed
Homeopathic and Ayurvedic preparations Permitted
Herbal and bio-dynamic preparations Permitted


Physical methods (e.g. chromatic traps, mechanical traps, light traps, sticky traps and pheromones) Permitted
Mulches, nets Permitted
4, 4?-Bis (2-benzoxazoly) stilbene Restricted
9, 9-Bis (methoxymethyl) fluorine Restricted
Carbonic acid, copper salt Restricted
Diethylene glycol Restricted
2- (4,-Diphenyl-1, 3, 5-triazin-2-yl) phenol Restricted
Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, copper salt Restricted
2- (Hydroxy-3, 5-di-tert-butyl-phenyl-5 Restricted
2- Methyl- 4- isothiazolin- 3- one Restricted
Phosphoric acid, trichlorocthyl ester Restricted
Polysters of 1,2 propanidiol and /or 1,3-and 1, Restricted
Butanediol and /or polypropyleneglycol with adipicacid, also end-capped with acetic acid or fatty acids C10-C18 or n-octano and /or n-decanol
1, 1, 1-Trymethylopropane Restricted
3- hydroxybutonoic acid 3-hydro xypentanoic acid, Restricted