This is because weeds and pests are has specific the host plant which they attack thus when the crop is changed the pest cycle is broken. Nel and Loubser stated that higher yields associated with rotated crops will increase the per hectare cost of activities such as harvesting. On the other hand, weed and often pest control costs are less on rotated which will increase the net return.
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So, the farmers were asked to show the pesticides that they are currently using to obtain the exact answer. From the observation, most of them use moderately toxic chemicals. The main pesticide used by farmers is Chlorothalonil and other important pesticides mentioned were insecticide Propineb. The trade names that usually use for Chlorothalonil are Bravo, Daconil, Chloro-thalonil, etc. Chlorothalonil is a broad-spectrum organochlorine fungicide used to control fungi that threaten vegetables and other agricultural crops.
Table 3 show that percentage of pesticide uses by farmers in highland was higher for every active ingredient except abamectin. On the other hand, applications of pesticides usually conducted by workers Damage symptom Calendar spray ETL 1. Knapsack Machine sprayer Boom sprayer 1.
Owner Workers There were combinations of up to pesticides in a single tank mixture. The averages of combination were pesticides in a mixture. Farmers reported that tank mixing was favourable because it is more effective, time saving and labour saving since more than one pesticide could be applied in a single spray. Conclusion This study provides valuable insights into pest management practices of farmers in highland agroecosystems. In terms of quality vegetables, study found that farmers may refer it as good appearance of products, but not on the consideration of the safety value of the products itself.
Almost all farmers depend on chemical pesticides for the management of pest and diseases and most of them use moderately toxic chemicals.
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Lack of knowledge on the ill effects of agrochemicals made them to overuse chemicals and affects sustainability of agriculture and the environment. Effort in reducing the use of pesticide for safer food productions must be taken not only by the government, but the responsibility also must be played by the industry players such as wholesalers and retailers.
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