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 Paul Muller.
- 1943 – Organo phosphorous insecticide Parathion was synthesized.