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Understanding Common House and Garden Insecticides

Pesticides include any substances used to kill, control or repel pests. We use pesticides almost every day, from ant and roach sprays for the kitchen, to weed killers for the lawn, mildew cleaners for the bathroom and mosquito repellents outdoors. Pesticides have become a widely accepted way to keep our homes and gardens relatively pest-free. About 85% of all American households keep at least one pesticide in storage. Despite our willingness to use them, most consumers associate…

Concern about pesticides and alternative measures to control plant diseases

By Muhammad Fahim Qureshi The word pesticides means pest killer. Pests may be living organisms i.e. bacteria, fungi, insects, weeds, rodents etc. that affect humans, animals and plants adversely. In the beginning of pesticide era, people assumed that pesticides were the cause of higher yields because of controlling pests, and they were lethal only against the pests for which they were applied. Hence, pesticides were applied extensively on plants, fruits, vegetables, stagnant waters and…

Vegetable Diseases Control and Pesticides

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang Fungicides can be a great help in preventing diseases when properly applied to the plant foliage. Since fungicides are preventive, they should be applied before the disease occurs, or as soon as the first symptoms of disease appear. Some vegetable diseases require specific fungicides for their control. An outline of diseases of specific vegetables, disease description, suggested cultural and chemical control and comments follows this section. Fungicides are…

Plant Protection Services

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The Next Steps In Weed Control

April 01, 2013 For anyone who pays attention to the news, the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds in agricultural fields is quickly becoming a pandemic of sorts. To appreciate this fact, consider just a few of the numbers to come out at the recent 53rd meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA/67th meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NWSS): In America during 2012, it is estimated by researchers that more than 60 million acres of farmland were invested with…

How Pests Feed: Agriculture

A pest is "a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns (as agriculture or livestock production)"; alternative meanings include organisms that cause nuisance and epidemic disease associated with high mortality (specifically: plague). In its broadest sense, a pest is a competitor of humanity. In the past, the term might have been used for detrimental animals only, thus for example, causing confusion where the generic term 'pesticide' meant 'insecticide' to some people. It is any…

Agriculture: Leaf-miner Control

Description: Popular in greenhouses, home gardens and landscaped areas across the country, leafminers are the larval (maggot) stage of many insects that feed between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves. On heavily infested plants it is not uncommon to find 6 or more maggots per leaf. Although damage can restrict plant growth, resulting in reduced yields and loss of vigor, healthy plants can tolerate considerable injury. In most cases, it is the highly visible tunnels, or mines,…

Agriculture department confiscates fake 15,548kgs pesticides

October 14, 2012: Agriculture Department has confiscated 15,548 kilograms of fake pesticides worth over Rs 109 million and saving growers from huge financial loss during the on-going campaign of the Pest Warning and Quality Control wing. This was revealed at a meeting held on Saturday with the Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali in the chair. The meeting was also attended by the Director Pest Warning and Quality Control Malik Muhammad Fayyaz and other high ups besides…

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