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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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