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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

A gestalt on the pesticide norm in agriculture: Pros and cons

Author(s):
Ashok Kumar Sau, K Chandrakumara, K Srinivas, Bhargava CN, Suresh R Jambagi, Basavaraj N Hadimani and Kiran Kumar GN
Abstract:
Several technologies have been adopted to increase food grain production, pesticide application is one among them. Pesticide comprises a wide range of compounds embracing insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, nematicides and others. Various groups of insecticides are used against different kinds of insects. Usage of pesticides is an economical approach to get immediate protection from the nuisance of pest problems. Pesticide use has advantages in many situations and it has become a boon for many countries in avoiding pest nuisance. Pesticides offer various kinds of benefits including primary, secondary, national-level benefits, etc. On the other hand, pesticide application is accusing in recent years because of some negative effects on human health and the environment. Pesticides are known to cause some ill effects in humans such as cancer. Excess use of pesticides can also affect beneficial insects, productive insects and beneficial soil microorganisms. However, to overcome the hazards caused by pesticides, taking safety measures in pesticide usage is necessitous.
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How to cite this article:
Ashok Kumar Sau, K Chandrakumara, K Srinivas, Bhargava CN, Suresh R Jambagi, Basavaraj N Hadimani and Kiran Kumar GN. A gestalt on the pesticide norm in agriculture: Pros and cons. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 31-37.

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