Promoting biopesticides for crop protection through partnerships-an on-going drive uri icon

abstract

  • Inappropriate and excessive use of synthetic (chemical) persticides is threatening the development of sustainable agriculture and environmental protection. This calls for an urgent need to look for different strategies to protect crops. Biopesticides (botanical and microbial) are an important alternative, with convincing track record on biosafety and efficacy, when used strategically. Inaddition, many of these can reacn farmers at an affordable cost Some biopesticides can be prepared by farmer themselves, thereby reducing the cost of production which is a major issue confronting fanners and policy makers alike

publication date

  • 1998