History of Pest Control

Pests have always been the cause of disturbance and annoyance to mankind with the beginning of agriculture in 8000 (B.C.).Mainly, crops were destroyed by insects and there were no effective measures which ensured their termination. However, the first record of the use of sulphur compounds used as insecticide was found in 2500 B.C, which was used by the Sumerians. Chemical pesticides were only used after the World War II and became an important part of modern agriculture. By using new and improved pesticides and agrochemicals during the green revolution, a huge productivity increase was found in agricultural yield.

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History of Pest Control