Farmers use pesticides to:protect crops from insect pests,weeds and fungal diseases while they are growingprevent rats,mice,flies and other insects from contaminating foods whilst they are being storedsafeguard human health,by stopping food crops being contaminated by fungi
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What are pesticides used for?
Pesticides are used to control various pests and disease carriers, such as mosquitoes, ticks, rats and mice. Pesticides are used in agriculture to control weeds, insect infestation and diseases. There are many different types of pesticides; each is meant to be effective against specific pests. Some examples include:
Do pesticides solve pest problems?
1) Pesticides don鈥檛 solve pest problems. If they did, we wouldn鈥檛 repeatedly use them, now would we? Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides each year to combat pests on farm crops, in homes, places of business, schools, parks, hospitals, and other public places.
What is the role of pesticides in food production?
Pesticides have an important role to play in ensuring that there is enough safe and healthy food for the world’s population. The number of people in the world is growing with numbers expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. There is no doubt the use of pesticides is a controversial topic and even, sometimes, an emotive one.
What is the law on the use of pesticides?
Legislation to control the marketing and use of pesticides is designed to minimise such risks and strict controls are in place over their sale and use. End users of pesticides (farmers, professional growers or gardeners) need to ensure that they are used safely and effectively.