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To Spray or Not to Spray

  • Date Submitted: 03/22/2010 03:17 PM
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To “Spray” Or not To “Spray”

What would people do if you knew that most crops, fruit vegetables (ECT) you ate have been sprayed with eight her Pesticides, Herbicides, insecticides. This essay will explain what products are used with chemical and biological sprays it will also explain the alternatives and how it affects the (economy) and the (Environment).

A pesticide is a lot of substances mixed used to kill a pest. A pesticide may be a chemical substance, biological agent (Virus or bacteria) or device used against any pest.
An herbicide is used to kill unwanted plants. Herbicides kill specific targets while leaving the crop with no special security. Herbicides are used to clear waste ground, industrial streets and railways and kill all plant material with which they come into contact.
An insecticide is a pesticide used against insects in all developmental forms. They include ovicides and larvicides used against the eggs and larvae of insects respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry and the household. The use of insecticides is believed to be one of the major factors behind the increase in agricultural productivity in the 20th century.

Bad On the environment
Spraying has a lot of effects but most of these effects affect mainly the land and the insects and sometimes the plants. They affect the land because when you put the sprays it kills the energy’s and the food and wastes the land so it stops working and for that fertilizers are used. Using sprays also causes dead insects and that is the point of the farmers or who ever is using those sprays but those insects are very useful to the world especially us because they are part of our food chain; for example sea weeds get energy from the ground and the sun (Photosynthesis) then they are eaten by the fish which are eaten by a larger fish and finally to the humans. Sometimes small insects eat the weeds and for that humans put sprays on...


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