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Fall Armyworm (FAW): New Enemy of Agriculture in India

Fall Armyworm (FAW) or Spodoptera frugiperda, is a polyphagous lepidopteran and a gregarious eater and destructive pest of maize crop. Originating from South America, the pest has spread all over the globe. The European Union recognizes the pest as a quarantine pest, which established its dominance in African maize fields…

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History of Pesticides

Did You Know? While pesticides had existed for centuries, World Wars I and II served as a watershed for the modern agrochemical industry. Chemicals and technologies developed for warfare, were later focused on the farm. 1922 - Crop dusting on cotton began. 1939 - Insecticidal properties of DDT were discovered by…

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