Promoting biopesticides for crop protection through partnerships-an on-going drive

Rupela, O P and Rao, G V R and Rahman, S J and Wani, S P and Gowda, C L L (1998) Promoting biopesticides for crop protection through partnerships-an on-going drive. In: National Workshop on Promotion of Bio-pesticides and Bio-fertilizers in Agriculture, 20-22 September 2005, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.

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Inappropriate and excessive use of synthetic (chemical) persticides is threatening the development of sustainable agriculture and environmental protection. This calls for an urgent need to look for different strategies to protect crops. Biopesticides (botanical and microbial) are an important alternative, with convincing track record on biosafety and efficacy, when used strategically. In addition, many of these can reacn farmers at an affordable cost Some biopesticides can be prepared by farmer themselves, thereby reducing the cost of production which is a major issue confronting fanners and policy makers alike

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 05:38
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 09:42
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