Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
STTSS S2 08 EST Essay 4

STTSS S2 08 EST Essay 4

Ratings:

4.0

(1)
|Views: 107 |Likes:
Published by Ryan Law

More info:

Published by: Ryan Law on Nov 26, 2008
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

12/06/2011

pdf

text

original

 
RECOMMENDATION FOR THE USE OF INSECTICIDESBased on information I have gathered through my research, I would like to recommend theuse of insecticides.This is because one of the advantages of insecticides is that they save great quantities of 
 
food from pests and diseases before harvest or during storage. The
critical period
thatdetermines a farmer’s income would be during these times, hence because of the
reliability
in the use of insecticides, the farmer can ensure that the quantities of food that is harvestedand stored is
maintained at the most maximum
.The most important advantage of using insecticides is that they can increase crop yield.Farmers have a variety of insecticides to choose from on the market, such as
DDT, malationand furadan.
And because of this, they are able to make a choice as to the most effectiveinsecticide at the most affordable cost. With this, they can not only increase their crop yieldbut also increase their 
profit margin
.The use of insecticides, however, does come with disadvantages. One of which is that
 
insecticides don’t only eradicate pests, they also kill useful insects that help in the process of 
pollination
and pest control, such as
butterflies, bees and aphids
. This can be resolved byspraying the insecticides after pollination has occurred and when the plants are
in bud
.Also, another disadvantage of insecticides is that it have adverse effects on wildlife for manyyears to come. The effect of this can easily be reduced by using the insecticides which arelowest in the
toxicity range of Class 1 to Class 5.
On the other hand, I do not recommend biological control. Although biological control mayseem to have more advantages when compared to using insecticides, the magnitude of theadvantages in using insecticides far outweighs those of biological control.An advantage of biological control is that it uses natural predators to control pests. Althoughthis may seem like an advantage, it is really a short-term resolve to the problem.The disadvantages of biological control are it is expensive to find control agents and it cannever eradicate a pest completely.With all that I have put forth, I would maintain that the use of insecticides is by far the mostsuitable and profitable method that should be adopted by farmers.
 
TOPIC : RECOMMENDATION FOR THE USE OF INSECTICIDESBased on information I have gathered through my research, I would like to recommend theuse of insecticides.This is because one of the advantages of insecticides is that they save great quantities of 
 
food from pests and diseases before harvest or during storage. The
critical period
thatdetermines a farmer’s income would be during these times, hence because of the
reliability
in the use of insecticides, the farmer can ensure that the quantities of food that is harvestedand stored is
maintained at the most maximum
.The most important advantage of using insecticides is that they can increase crop yield.Farmers have a variety of insecticides to choose from on the market, such as
DDT, malationand furadan
. And because of this, they are able to make a choice as to the most effectiveinsecticide at the most affordable cost. With this, they can not only increase their crop yieldbut also increase their 
profit margin
.The use of insecticides, however, does come with disadvantages. One of which is that
 
insecticides don’t only eradicate pests, they also kill useful insects that help in the process of 
pollination
and pest control, such as
butterflies, bees and ladybugs
. This can be resolvedby spraying the insecticides after pollination has occurred and when the plants are
in bud
.Also, another disadvantage of insecticides is that it can have adverse effects on wildlife for many years to come. The effect of this can easily be reduced by using the insecticides whichare lowest in the
toxicity range of Class 1 to Class 5
.On the other hand, I do not recommend biological control. Although biological control mayseem to have more advantages when compared to using insecticides, the magnitude of theadvantages in using insecticides far outweighs those of biological control.An advantage of biological control is that it uses natural predators to control pests. Thismeans that
ladybugs
will be used to control
aphids
. Although this may seem like anadvantage, it is really a
short-term resolve
to the problem. This is because
artificialintroduction
of natural predators to an area will cause an
imbalance in the food chain
,thus in the end the predators themselves will end up being the pests, due to the lack of food.Another advantage of biological control is that host resistance is not a problem. This meansthat pests will never become
resistant
to their predator because they will always be food totheir predator. Whereas, pests become resistant to insecticide after a period of time. This iseasily resolved if the insecticides used are changed before pests become resistant to them.A disadvantage of biological control is that it is expensive to find control agents. Researchneeds to be done on whether the
weather conditions
and
surrounding environment
aresuitable for the
control agents to thrive
. Research costs money and most farmers do nothave the financial capacity to hire researchers to do this kind of costly surveys. The use of insecticides is much cheaper and more practical.Also biological control can never eradicate a pest completely. This is true because of the factthat a species will always adapt in its bid to survive. In the initial stages of biological control,yes, this method may seem very effective, but in the long run, the pests and predators will
achieve a balance
in numbers, and hence,
the cycle of destruction
begins again. The useof insecticides on the other hand, does not allow this to happen.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->