Pesticides and agricultural development: impact on society
Babu, K. R.
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The authors advocate the techniques of integrated pest management and natural farming as alternatives to pesticides to achieving effective pest control and curb possible adverse effect on the environment. No doubt pesticides have succeeded in achieving the prime objective of preventing diseases on crops, but they have been causing hazards in many forms such as, destruction of beneficial insects, high pest resistance, secondary pest outbreaks, high residue and toxicity hazard says the authors.
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