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Worldwide pesticide usage and its impacts on ecosystem

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posted on 2023-05-21, 12:20 authored by Sharma, A, Kumar, V, Shahzad, B, Mohsin TanveerMohsin Tanveer, Sidhu, GPS, Handa, N, Kohli, SK, Yadav, P, Bali, AS, Parihar, RD, Dar, OI, Singh, K, Jasrotia, S, Bakshi, P, Ramakrishnan, M, Kumar, S, Bhardwaj, R, Thukral, AK
Pesticides are extensively used in modern agriculture and are an efective and economical way to enhance the yield quality and quantity, thus ensuring food security for the ever-growing population around the globe. Approximately, 2 million tonnes of pesticides are utilized annually worldwide, where China is the major contributing country, followed by the USA and Argentina, which is increasing rapidly. However, by the year 2020, the global pesticide usage has been estimated to increase up to 3.5 million tonnes. Although pesticides are benefcial for crop production point of view, extensive use of pesticides can possess serious consequences because of their bio-magnifcation and persistent nature. Diverse pesticides directly or indirectly polluted air, water, soil and overall ecosystem which cause serious health hazard for living being. In the present manuscript, an attempt has been made to critically review the global usage of diferent pesticides and their major adverse impacts on ecosystem, which will provide guidance for a wide range of researchers in this area


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SN Applied Sciences








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Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified; Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences