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Pesticide usage by Farmers; A case study of District Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Mahwish Raza, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Sakhi Muhammad

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.11(4), 1-5, October 2017

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Abstract

As well pesticides are playing an important role in enhancing crop yield, but producing resistance against many crop pests and are also harmful to our environment. Surveys were conducted in 21 villages of district Rawalpindi, Pakistan in 2016. Data about pesticide usage were collected from 210 respondents (local farmers). The results show that only 22% local farmers have potential towards use of pesticides. The maximum pesticide users were found in Taxila and the price was the key factor to select pesticides for the farmers. Selection of pesticide maximum depends on previous experience of farmers. Only 3 % farmers adopt precautionary measures before using the pesticides in this area. This study will be helpful in future to aware local people about the safe and accurate use of pesticide to produce healthy and good yield crops and also helpful to conduct awareness programs in the future.

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