Problem

Misuse of agricultural chemicals

Other Names:
Misuse of poisons in agriculture
Excessive use of toxic products in farming
Abuse of agrochemicals
Nature:
Modern agriculture is almost entirely reliant on agricultural chemicals for its levels of productivity. Short-term gains can often be made by over-application or misuse of these chemicals, causing potential long-term damage to the immediate land and neighbouring ecosystems.
Background:
Agrochemicals are chemical substances used in agricultural production including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators; it also includes chemical fertilizers.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
30.08.1999 – 00:00 CEST
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