WHAT ARE PESTICIDES?

We all know what pesticides are and how they provide benefits to the crops. The farmers use them to protect the crops from pests and from their damages to the crops. The use of pesticides in farming is not a new concept as it has been going since decades. But what are pesticides exactly? Do we really know them? How pesticides are made and what kind of protection is provided to the crops? Let us understand it in brief so that we can use more of them.

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill pests, but people are still afraid of using them. They are viruses, bacteria, and antibodies used to kill and prevent pests. Pesticides are very much important and beneficial to our crops. Pests are the insects that attack the crops, food, and any more essential things of life and to protect these items we need to kill the pests which destroy them.

Pesticides were invented and used to kill such pests and protect our plants and food from them, but excessive use of pesticides can harm plants. Pests not only attack food when it is stored or placed on a shelf but also when it grows and forms on the ground. Therefore, taking care of them is very important. These pests infest the cultivated land where plants grow and hinder plant growth.

They suck up all the water, minerals, and nutrition from the plant/crops so that the plant dies or is left unnourished.

  • Different pests attack different parts of the crops
  • Insects:

Different pests attack different parts of the crops Insects:

1. Insects:

Damage by sucking sap from plants, boring plants, boring fruits, attacking roots, or any other part of the plant.

2. Mites:

They are insects like structure pests but they have softer bodies than the insects. Mites are tiny creatures and are red or yellow in color. They attack the crops in large numbers and suck the sap from the plants.

3. Rodents:

Rodents attack in groups and they damage and eat the human food that too in large numbers. They damage the crops on large scale and leave the land disturbed. They are majorly responsible for the damage of food grains stored in warehouses, houses, or farms.

4. Animals:

Animals are also responsible for destroying crops and plants. Wild animals like Deer, Wild Buffalo, Jackals, monkeys, Elephants, etc. destroy the crops and plants.

5. Birds:

Birds too attack the crops to feed themselves and their family. They eat the grains and destroy the crops as the grains are the main part of the crops. Crows, parrots are the ones majorly attacking the crops.

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TYPES OF PESTICIDES:

Pesticides are of various types which protect our crops from the pest’s damage. They have very beneficial for the crops we grow. They are:

1. Insecticides:

The target pests are insects such as beetles, stem borers, caterpillars, etc.

2. Fungicides:

 so pests that attack is the fungi

3. Herbicides:

The target pest which attacks is the weed

4. Antimicrobials:

The pest which targets the crops are Bacteria

5. Acaricides:

The target pests who attack the crops are Mites and Spiders

6. Rodenticides:

 The pests that attack are Mice & other rodents

7. Nematicides:

 The pests that attacks are Nematodes

8. Repellants:

 Insects, birds, mammals are the pests that target the crops

9. Plant Growth Regulators:

 Insects & plants are the pests that target the crops

10. Wood Preservatives:

The pests that target the crops are the Fungi, Bacteria & Insects

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HOW DO WE MAKE PESTICIDES ?

There are not many raw materials needed to make pesticides here. They are mainly made of 2 ingredients, but they are still very beneficial to our plants. The active ingredient is combined with the inert ingredient to form a substance that can kill pests without harming plants. The active ingredients are used to kill insects, and the inert ingredients are used to cover and spray target plants.

There are three steps to making pesticides. They are:

  1. The active ingredients are synthesized in the firm of chemicals
  2. Then send to formulator who converts it into liquid or dry pesticide. 
  3. Lastly, it is send to certified applicators who dilutes it.

THEIR MAUFACTURING PURPOSES ARE?

Insecticides are only used to protect plants from pests and have multiple benefits for farmers. Pesticides kill pests that try to destroy crops or crops. They are sprayed into the soil before harvest, during cultivation, or even during storage. The pesticides should always be presented there in the cycle of farming as a single pest can lead to n number of pests and they can destroy a large number and quantity of crops

WHAT ARE THE ELMENTS IN PESTICIDES?

Pesticides include of 2 elements only they are

  1. Active ingredients
  2. Inert ingredients

HOW MUCH IMPORTANCE DOES THEY HOLD IN FARMING?

Pesticides are most useful in crop protection. They occupy an important position in the agricultural process. There are many steps and procedures involved in producing high-quality crops and growing crops. Insecticides can not only protect plants from insects but also prevent plants from causing further damage to plants.

Pesticides are as important as herbicides and other essential things like water, agro machinery areas they are the only source through which we can protect our crops from pests.

BENEFITS OF PESTICIDES

Obviously, pesticides have many advantages. It preserves an extremely important part of cultivation, namely. H. The Legion is more than just pesticides to protect crops from further damage. Pesticides directly attack the area infested by pests. There are many insecticides that can protect different types of pests. Pests affect different parts of crops/plants, and it is difficult for farmers to carefully check whether a single plant is infested with pests. Sometimes pests even attack plants from the ground. Obviously, humans cannot tell when plants grow. The use of insecticides convinces you that the same is true for insecticides.

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DRAWBACK OF PESTICIDES

Pesticides may even kill the natural pest enemies presented in the soil.

They promote genetic resistance.

Insecticides leave residues in food that are harmful to the body. Therefore, it is recommended that you thoroughly wash your food before eating, whether it is lentils, rice or fruit (only edible plants that can be washed)

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