Chemical and biological control of agricultural pests

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What should an effective pesticide be?
Specific, biodegradable, cost-effective, not accumulate
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What does biological control involve?
Using predators or parasites of the pest organism
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Advantages of biological agents
Specific to one pest; One application; Maintains low population; Pests do not develop resistance; Does not leave chemical in environment
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Disadvantages of biological agents
Does not get rid of pests completely; May become a pest itself; Slow acting
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Disadvantages of chemical pesticides
Always have an effect on non target species; must be reapplied; expensive; genetic resistance
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What does integrated pest-control involve?
Integrating all forms of pest control to decide an acceptable level of pest rather than getting rid of it completely
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Using predators or parasites of the pest organism

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Disadvantages of chemical pesticides

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