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Worldwide pesticide usage and its impacts on ecosystem


Sharma, A and Kumar, V and Shahzad, B and Tanveer, M and Sidhu, GPS and Handa, N and Kohli, SK and Yadav, P and Bali, AS and Parihar, RD and Dar, OI and Singh, K and Jasrotia, S and Bakshi, P and Ramakrishnan, M and Kumar, S and Bhardwaj, R and Thukral, AK, Worldwide pesticide usage and its impacts on ecosystem, SN Applied Sciences, 1, (11) pp. 1-16. ISSN 2523-3963 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s42452-019-1485-1


Pesticides are extensively used in modern agriculture and are an efective and economical way to enhance the yield quality and quantity, thus ensuring food security for the ever-growing population around the globe. Approximately, 2 million tonnes of pesticides are utilized annually worldwide, where China is the major contributing country, followed by the USA and Argentina, which is increasing rapidly. However, by the year 2020, the global pesticide usage has been estimated to increase up to 3.5 million tonnes. Although pesticides are benefcial for crop production point of view, extensive use of pesticides can possess serious consequences because of their bio-magnifcation and persistent nature. Diverse pesticides directly or indirectly polluted air, water, soil and overall ecosystem which cause serious health hazard for living being. In the present manuscript, an attempt has been made to critically review the global usage of diferent pesticides and their major adverse impacts on ecosystem, which will provide guidance for a wide range of researchers in this area

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global pesticide usage, pesticide application, pesticide bio-magnifcation, pesticide ecotoxicology
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other plant production and plant primary products
Objective Field:Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shahzad, B (Mr Babar Shahzad)
UTAS Author:Tanveer, M (Mr Mohsin Tanveer)
ID Code:152558
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:313
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2022-08-22
Last Modified:2022-10-28

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