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SAMPLE QUESTION

TASK

 Write a report
 Make a choice
 Compare the 2 methods
 Give reasons for choice of one over
the other
 Add any relevant information
Methods Advantages Disadvantages

Insecticides • Save great quantities of • Kills useful insects.


food from pests and
diseases before harvest or • Adverse effects on wildlife
during storage. for many years to come.

• Increase crop yield.

Biological • Using natural predators to • Expensive to find biological


control control pests. control agents.

• Host resistance is not a • Can never eradicate a pest


problem. completely.
• harvest and storage - the critical period
that determines a farmer’s income
Advantage :
Save great quantities of • reliability of insecticides ensures that
the quantities of food that is harvested
food from pests and
and stored is maintained at the most
diseases before harvest maximum.
or during storage.

Choice Made :
INSECTICIDES

Advantage : • a variety of insecticides to choose from


Increase crop yield. on the market, such as DDT, malation
and furadan able to make a choice as
to the most effective at the most
affordable
• also increase their profit margin.
• useful insects that help pollination and
pest control, such as butterflies, bees
and ladybugs.
• can be resolved by spraying the
insecticides after pollination has Disadvantage :
occurred and when plants are in bud. Kills useful insects.

Choice Made :
INSECTICIDES

• can easily be reduced by using the Disadvantage :


insecticides which are lowest in the
Adverse effects on
toxicity range
wildlife for many
years to come.
Advantage :
Save great quantities of
food from pests and
diseases before harvest Disadvantage :
or during storage. Kills useful insects.

Choice Made :
INSECTICIDES

Advantage : Disadvantage :
Increase crop yield. Adverse effects on
wildlife for many
years to come.
Methods Advantages Disadvantages

Insecticides • Save great quantities of • Kills useful insects.


food from pests and
diseases before harvest • Adverse effects on
or during storage. wildlife for many years to
come.
• Increase crop yield.

Biological • Using natural predators • Expensive to find


control to control pests. biological control agents.

• Host resistance is not a • Can never eradicate a


problem. pest completely.
• ladybugs will be used to control aphids
• short-term resolve to the problem because
Advantage : artificial introduction of natural predators to an
Using natural area will cause an imbalance in the food chain
predators to control
• in the end the predators themselves will end up
pests.
being the pests, due to the lack of food.

Compare & give


reasons over other:
Biological Control

• pests will never become resistant to


Advantage : their predator
Host resistance is not a • pests become resistant to insecticide
problem. after a period of time.
• easily resolved if the insecticides used
are changed before pests become
resistant to them.
• Research needs to be done on
whether the weather conditions and
surrounding environment are suitable
for the control agents to thrive
Disadvantage :
• Research costs money Expensive to find
control agents

Compare & give


reasons over other:

Biological Control

• in the long run, the pests and Disadvantage :


predators will achieve a balance in
Can never eradicate
numbers
a pest completely
• the cycle of destruction begins
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