Science Fact of the Month – February 2010
Here are 2 disadvantages with respects to applying pesticide on crops.
-Thepesticide kills by operating as nerve gases,acting by preventing electrical messages to the from travelling from the brain to muscles that control the breathing or limbs.This not only kills the pest, but also other larger animals[birds, reptiles, birdsm amphobians and fish] who have a similar nerve actions.
-Breaks down quickly in the soil, so the pesticide must be applied to crops more often.This means that a great deal of money will have to be spent on the pesticide as an abundant supply will needed.Also, appplying the pesticide on a more regular basisrequires a lot of time.
Do you know of any other disadavntages?Share them in the comments segment further below!
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