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Beneficial Insects and their Value to Agriculture

Author Affiliations

  • 1GBPUA and T Pantnagar, USN, 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 2GBPUA and T Pantnagar, USN, 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 3GBPUA and T Pantnagar, USN, 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 4GBPUA and T Pantnagar, USN, 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 25-30, May,8 (2015)

Abstract

There are many insects found on agriculture land those are not threat to the crop production but beneficial to the farmers in different aspects, as Natural enemies, Pollinators, productive insects, Scavengers, weed killer and Soil builders. In present scenario the motive of the farmers is single sided, to gain only maximum profit, ignoring the impact on the beneficial insects, environment and human health. Insecticide can be a important crop production tool to maximize yield but Heavy and indiscriminate use of chemicals also exposes farmers to serious health risks, resulted in negative consequences for the insect those are beneficial to the farmers. Fields shared by many beneficial insects, positively affect the crop yield so careful decision should be taken to manage the insect pest and awareness among the farmers towards the beneficial insects.

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