Biological control of natural enemies

By Bhai Khan Solangi  In Sindh and other provinces of Pakistan, farmers spray toxic chemicals (pesticides) on cotton, vegetables, oilseeds …

Push-pull strategy for pest control

By Dr Shahzad Maqsood Ahmad Basra, M. Tariq Javed & Dr Irfan Afzal April 09 2007: AGRICULTURAL production is limited …

Early warning on hazardous pesticides

The Rotterdam Convention aims to create a shared responsibility between countries that export and import toxic agro-chemicals. In July 2000, …

Tackling injudicious use of pesticides

INSECT pests and diseases, the prime factors causing low agricultural productivity, are mostly controlled by chemical means. Indiscriminate use of …

Food security and urban agriculture

THE use of pesticide is affecting human beings worldwide. Many pesticides have been proven carcinogenic and have been banned or …

Is organic healthier?

A study indicates some organic foods do have higher levels of Vitamin C and body-boosting antioxidants but other products with …