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Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences
Year: 2005  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 603 - 613

Integrated Pest Management: Means for Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Developing Countries

   

Abstract: Pest management is one of the major area of concern for sustainable development in agriculture in the developing countries. There are various studies that estimated the huge global harvest losses due to pests and effective pest control is thereby of much important to ensure the reality of the attainable production. At present, developing countries are using from a long days and is to use, a significant categories of pesticide chemicals to check this which is proved to be environmentally unsound, productivity hampering in the long run. The industrialist world already has changed their way of pest control from mere the chemical uses although the developing world is far away from that. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is seen as the way forward to achieve sustainable agricultural production with less damage to the environment. It is often seen as to curb pest-leaded damages to agricultural production by simply treating these with alternative measures other than chemical uses. This study, in this context, attempts to inquiry the nature and scope of using IPM mode of pest control and its prospects in the developing countries aiming sustainable agricultural development.

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