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Sustainable Agrochemicals for Conservation of Agriculture and Climate Change

  • Shrikaant Kulkarni
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Abstract

In the recent past, there has been a paradigm shift in the interest in the form of using natural products as sustainable agrochemicals in preference over synthetic ones with the growing realization in the mind of the public to restrain from using the hazardous and obnoxious, nonbiodegradable, and persistent chemicals. It demands substituting chemical-based conventional agrochemicals with more greener, eco-friendly but compatible alternatives which control pests with a great degree of efficiency, effectiveness, and efficacy, and therefore it is sustainable in action. The chemical-based agrochemicals have already brought about a lot much of ecological degradation by substantially polluting water bodies, reducing fertility of the soil, making their way into the food cycle because of their nonbiodegradability and persistent nature, and thereby posing a threat to biodiversity. Thus, the use of natural products will continue to provide clues to new modes of action, new chemistries for the sake of conservation of agriculture and in enhancing productivity without compromising ecological balance.

Keywords

Toxic Hazardous Natural products Biodiversity Biodegradability Persistent 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author is indebted to Vishwakarma Institute of Technology Management Trustee, Mr. Bharat Aggarwal for his constant support and encouragement. The author extends his thanks to Director and HOD of the Chemical Engineering Department for their timely guidance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringVishwakarma Institute of TechnologyPuneIndia

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