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Drought: A constraint in the efficacy of systemic pesticides

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Rise in the global temperature, erratic fluctuations in rainfall and severe and prolonged drought periods due to climate change seems to have a dramatic impact on agricultural production systems. Insect pest populations in agricultural and horticultural systems are also expected to be impacted, both in terms of their spatial and temporal distributions and in their […]…Read More

Drought: A constraint in the efficacy of systemic pesticides

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Rise in the global temperature, erratic fluctuations in rainfall and severe and prolonged drought periods due to climate change seems to have a dramatic impact on agricultural production systems. Insect pest populations in agricultural and horticultural systems are also expected to be impacted, both in terms of their spatial and temporal distributions and in their […]…Read More

Impacts of the Pesticides Used in the Agriculture Sector on the Pollinators

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article image THE POLLINATION is a pivotal process in almost all productive ecosystems but pollination has been generally overlooked until very recently. The vital roles of pollinators are no less important in remote wilderness of the Arctic and deserts than in highly managed farming system. There are roughly 200,000 varieties of animal pollinators in the wild, most of which are insects. Entomophily, pollination by insects, often occurs on plants that have developed colored petals and a strong scent to…Read More

Pesticides residues

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article image INTRODUCTION The term pesticides consistof many compound that are insecticides,fungicides, herbicides, nematicidesand plant growth regulators. Population is increasing day by day, for the fulfilment of food demand pesticides are used more and more for the purpose of food security. These pesticides contain toxic active ingredients that remain in the food after processing and had great influence on human life and environment.Along with the food we are taking daily dosage of pesticides…Read More

Green pesticides as a constituent of sustainable agriculture

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article image PAKISTAN BEING tropical country has diverse range of climatic conditions and its agriculture suffers severe losses due to pests. Pesticide production in the world shows a sudden escalating trend because of severe problems which are arising from the use of synthetic pesticides. Pakistani farmers need an effective tool against pests. In 1980s, the estimation of world pesticide production was about US$ 11600 million of which 14 percent spoke to herbicides, 34.7 percent insecticides, 18.8…Read More

PARC endeavors to curb pesticides residues impacts

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Steering Committee of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) was recently held. The meeting was aimed at project of National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan. Seerat Asghar, Federal Secretary of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR) chaired the meeting. He said that pesticides residues were causing adverse impacts on human health as well badly affecting the export of food products particularly fruits and vegetables.…Read More

PARC endeavors to curb Pesticides Residues impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Steering Committee of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) was recently held. The meeting was aimed at project of National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan. Seerat Asghar, Federal Secretary of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR) chaired the meeting. He said that pesticides residues were causing adverse impacts on human health as well badly affecting the export of food products particularly fruits and vegetables.…Read More

Pesticides are hazardous for crops

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article image PR: The excessive use of pesticides in agriculture is dangerous to crops, beneficial insects, human health and environment. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad while presiding over a meeting of technical committee of a Public Sector Development Project (PSDP) on National Pesticides Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan at PARC. According to experts about 60% of horticultural crops contain pesticides residues above the maximum…Read More

Hazardous impacts of pesticides discussed

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article image Press Release: The excessive use of pesticides in agriculture is dangerous to crops, beneficial insects, human health and environment. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad while presiding over a meeting of technical committee of a Public Sector Development Project (PSDP) on National Pesticides Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan at PARC. According to experts about 60% of horticultural crops contain pesticides residues above the…Read More

Effects of pesticides (organophosphate) on human health

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article image A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances including insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, and various other substances schemed for preventing, destroying, repelling, or diminishing any pest. In all over the world, 500 compounds presently are registered as pesticides or metabolites of pesticides. The grouping of pesticides is based on the formulations and chemical structure of pesticides. Pesticides mostly enter the soil and other parts of ecosystem because of certain…Read More