There are 6 main types of pesticides that are being commonly used in most farms:Insecticides 鈥?used to deter insects from feeding on the produceHerbicides 鈥?used to kill malicious plants that damage cropsRodenticides 鈥?chemicals that protect plants from rodentsBactericides 鈥?kills bacteria on the surface (or inside) of the plantFungicides 鈥?help plants in areas where they are prone to fungus infectionsMore items…
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Why do we use pesticides?
More specifically, pesticides can keep harmful pests 鈥搒uch as rats, mice, ticks and mosquitoes鈥揳way from crops while also protecting the plants from weeds and diseases that have the ability to greatly reduce crop yield. In fact, growth of major crops has tripled since 1960, mainly because of the use of pesticides.
What is the impact of pesticides on agriculture?
About one-third of agricultural products are produced depending on the application of pesticides. Without the use of pesticides, there would be a 78% loss of fruit production, a 54% loss of vegetable production, and a 32% loss of cereal production. Therefore, pesticides play a critical role in reducing diseases and increasing crop yields worldwide.
What are the types of pesticides used in agriculture?
types of pesticides used in modern agriculture and bio-farming, and its interaction in environmental processes. Keywords: Fungicides, weedicides/herbicides, nematicides, rode nticides, insecticides, algicides, biopesticides and BCA.
What is the difference between pesticide and Plant Protection Product?
鈥?Pesticide means any substance, or mixture of substances of chemical or biological ingredients intended for repelling, destroying or controlling any pest, or regulating plant growth鈥? Pesticide is a more general term than Plant Protection Product (PPP). Plant protection products are ‘pesticides’ that protect crops or desirable or useful plants.