Insect Control with γ-Rays
The Peruvian entomologist J. E. Wille stated in the late 1940s that “A man can legally own his own land, but biologically he never owns it....” The world is just now beginning to appreciate the meaning of these words. The excessive use of pesticides resulting from the philosophy that a man can do whatever he wishes with his own land is now being recognized as a significant upsetting of the balance of nature. Thus scientists in basic, as well as applied, fields are now working to restore the land to an unpolluted state where pests are managed by means less drastic than complete reliance on chemicals.
KeywordsHost Tree Insect Control Boll Weevil Tobacco Budworm Healthy Fruit
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