‘Pesticides are chemical compounds designed to kill Many pesticides can also pose health risks to people even if exposed to nominal quantities. ‘                                                            

In the light of the above statement, suggest any two traditional methods for replacement of the chemical pesticides.

(2 Marks)

Answer

The traditional practices can help in controlling contamination without the use of chemical fertilizers, as follows:

  1. Neem trees and its by products are a natural pest-controller, which has been used since ages in India. Recently, the government promoted the sale Neem coated urea as a measure of natural pest control.
  2. Large variety of birds should be allowed to dwell around the agricultural areas, they can clear large varieties of pests including insects

 

 

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