Coca pests and pesticides

J Ethnopharmacol. 1979 Oct;1(3):263-78. doi: 10.1016/s0378-8741(79)80015-x.


The major pests of coca are listed and discussed along with methods used to control them in the past and present. Results of analyses for pesticide residues in samples of commercial Peruvian coca leaves are presented. Levels of pesticides found in these samples are too low to be considered a medical risk to coca chewers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ants
  • Coca / analysis*
  • Coleoptera
  • Insect Control
  • Insecta*
  • Lepidoptera
  • Mycoses
  • Pesticide Residues / analysis*
  • Plants, Medicinal*


  • Pesticide Residues