Why Pesticides are used in Farming
The farming industry has a constant challenge in fighting off pests that threaten the health and quality of their crops and with the recent advancements in science and technology, the product choices have become even more challenging than before. There are a lot of pesticides used in farming and the product you choose all depends on your individual needs and your specific environment.
There are two forms of pesticides used in farming, namely organic and synthetic. Although most people seem to buy the synthetic type, it is recommended to use the organic types as they are more environmentally friendly and safer for the people and their surroundings. Organic products are also more suitable for residential environments and people with pets, and the benefit of these products is that you do not necessarily have to use a lot of the product for it to be effective. Organic products are by far the best option to go with if you have a smaller farm, or if you are going to use this to rid your home and garden from pests.
Safety is extremely important when you are working with pesticides. Always wear protective clothing when applying the product and make sure that the environment is free from pets and other animals. You should never use more than the recommended dosage, as over-usage can be dangerous as well. Ask your salesman for advice and tips on the product, and how to properly apply it before you buy, so that you can be sure to get the correct product at the required strength for your unique needs. Compare different products first, and have a look at the ingredients so that you know what precautions to take and how to properly apply it.
Successfully managing pests in your garden or on your farm is sometimes complex, as they can become resistant to a particular pesticide if used incorrectly or if you over-use a product. This is why the recommended dosage is so important and you should also try to use a product with little or no side effects. There are a lot of products available these days, so you are bound to get one that will suit your environment.
Laeveld Agrochem is a leading supplier of various pesticides used in farming. The company has been in business since 1991 and has a team of experts that can assist customers all over South Africa in finding the perfect pesticide products for their farming and crop needs.