Problems of Chemical Control in Agriculture: A Social Perspective
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Introduction: Agriculture is fundamental for society, being important in the production of food to meet the demand of the population that has been growing, using various methods to improve the productivity of agricultural crops. To ensure that the crop has its production, adequate crop management must be carried out, and the control of pests, diseases and weeds, for this, one of the methods used today, is chemical control.
Aims: The objective of this work is to carry out a brief review of the literature on chemical control problems in agriculture, a social perspective, describing its importance in the agricultural sector.
Literature Review: Chemical control brought many benefits and allowed agriculture to gain a boost in its production, due to the benefits provided by its use in the control of pests, diseases and weeds, but it caused some problems with its use, in the social, environmental and in the agricultural sector. These problems had many consequences, and over time, by adopting sustainable rural development, seeking sustainable production, the objective was to reduce the use of agrochemicals, by using alternative means of pest, disease and weed control. The means of control mainly used are biological and cultural control, associated with the awareness of the population, which together favors the reduction of the need for chemical control in crops, reducing costs, maintaining the sustainability of the agricultural sector, ensuring that plant can produce, and enabling a more sustainable production.
Final Considerations: Using alternative means of control, social awareness, and following sustainable development, agriculture is becoming more suitable in all aspects, whether social, environmental and economic, helping the development of society as a whole, providing agriculture with less use of chemical control, and a more sustainable model.
- alternative control methods
- crop productivity
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