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Integrated Pest Management: Innovation-Development Process

pp 83-87

Pesticides and Pest Control

  • David PimentelAffiliated withDepartment of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University Email author 

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Abstract

About 3 billion tons of pesticides are applied each year in the world. However, despite this large amount of pesticide applied worldwide, pests, insects, weeds and plant pathogens destroy about 40° of all crops.

Keywords

Insects Pests Pesticides Plant pathogens Weeds