Benefits Of Pesticides

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Pesticides can more commonly be called as crop protection products and is used to describe substances that are used to control organisms that cause diseases. If not controlled they cause damage to animals, plants and property. Different species of insects, fungi and disease causing microorganisms stick to living organism and cause damage to their health they also attack non living things like furniture and destroy it. Pesticides help the humans to get away from these harmful organisms and protect their belongings like crops, cattle and furniture. There are many benefits associated with the use of pesticides:

1.Benefits to the whole society.
Use of pesticides has increased immensely in the past few years. Crops, garden plants and trees are being protected from the harmful effects of disease causing organisms; animals like poultry, farm cattle and pets are being protected from the attack of insects and pests. Apart from it, these are also being used in houses to prevent the spread of termites and other pests that destroy furniture.

2. Economical and affordable by all
Using pesticides is the most cost effective method of getting away from pests. A bag of pesticide product is capable of controlling pests in large cultivated areas. The cost incurred in employing labor is low, as less people are required for their application.

3.Convenient to use.
The application of pesticides helps to treat large areas of land to be treated rapidly and efficiently. Once a pesticide is sprayed on the crops, it kills all disease causing microorganisms and prevents the diseases from spreading. Use of pesticides has eliminated the hardships related to farming like removing weeds from the crops manually.

4.Enhances the overall output of products
Studies have revealed that use of pesticides increases the crop growth by four times. This is because it prevents the plants and crops from being destroyed and prevents the spread of disease causing microorganisms.

5.Helps to produce quality products at affordable price.
Imagine a situation where most crops are destroyed by attack of fungi, weeds, and microorganisms. The rest of the available products will then be sold at a high price. Therefore, use of pesticides has helped to keep the prices of products in control.

6.Improved the living standards of farmers.
In earlier days farmers and their families were completely engaged in farming and related tasks like removal of weeds, dead and destroyed plants etc. With the improvement of farming techniques and increased use of pesticides the output has increased and availability of time and resources have motivated them to pursue education and other prospects apart from farming.

7.Safeguard public health
Use of pesticides provides safe, pure and disease free products to the society and aids in safeguarding public health.

The markets and food stores all over the world sell food that is safe, nutritious and available at affordable prices than ever before. The fruits, vegetables and other products that were seasonal are available in abundance all over the year.

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