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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Sharpshooting spray system cuts crop chemical use

A new spray technology that shoots a targeted droplet with incredible accuracy could cut agricultural use of chemicals by more than 99 percent, according to the developers. The technology has the potential to not only save farmers money, but also help protect the environment by dramatically reducing the amount of…

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Pesticide residue found on one-third of organic veggies

Following up on its October investigation of data irregularities in the National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF), the Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) stated on Tuesday that it had found pesticide residues in one-third of the organic products retailed in New Delhi that are marketed as chemical pesticide-free. The…

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