Asked by: Ludivina Czekanskasked in category: General Last Updated: 28th June, 2020
Why are pesticides good for crops?
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Moreover, why are pesticides good for the environment?
Pesticides help conserve the environment. They enable farmers to produce more crops per unit area with less tillage, thus reducing deforestation, conserving natural resources and curbing soil erosion. Pesticides are also critical for the control of invasive species and noxious weeds.
Likewise, why should farmers not use pesticides? Pesticides can also prevent disease from spreading, so using pesticides lowers the risks of losing one's crop of the season. Organic farmers also tend to spray less pesticides on their produce than other farmers, and the pesticides are less dangerous for the environment.
Similarly one may ask, what are the benefits of insecticides?
Humans have attained important benefits from many uses of insecticides, including: (1) increased yields of crops because of protection from defoliation and diseases; (2) prevention of much spoilage of stored foods; and (3) prevention of certain diseases, which conserves health and has saved the lives of millions of
What are the good things about pesticides?
Farmers use pesticides to:
- protect crops from insect pests, weeds and fungal diseases while they are growing.
- prevent rats, mice, flies and other insects from contaminating foods whilst they are being stored.
- safeguard human health, by stopping food crops being contaminated by fungi.