Chemical Methods of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) with Advantages and Disadvantages

Chemical Methods of IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

Use of synthetic chemicals for managing pest population is called chemical control and the  chemicals  used  for  this  are  called  insecticides.  Though  there  is  a  controversy  of  using  chemicals due to environmental pollution it is a fact that this is the only method which is  widely accepted and gave effective control of pest. It is also true that success of green  revolution is possible due to chemicals only. IPM is most likely to be misunderstood as pest  management without chemicals which in fact need based use of chemicals. Thus judicious use  of chemicals that to when it is really required is recommended in case of IPM.

Advantages of Chemical Methods of IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

1. This method is highly effective.

2. We can get quick results in this method.

3. We can observe visible death by chemical method.

4. This method can be used at variable climatic conditions.

5. There is wide range available for selection of chemicals.

6. This method is economic also.

Disadvantages of Chemical Methods of IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

1. Repeated application of chemicals is required in this method.

2. Non target species like natural enemies of insect get affected.

3. Resurgence of minor pest is observed in this method.

4. There is problem of residue in food.

5. There is direct hazard to the applicator.

6. Continuous application of chemicals develops resistance in insect.

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