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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Pesticide Consumption on Agriculture in Western Maharashtra: A Geographical Perspective

Chandrakant Kale

Abstract: The role of pesticide is most significant among various agrochemicals in the sense that these act as protective umbrella for other inputs. After using other inputs such as H.Y.V. seeds, irrigation fertilizers machinery, etc. the crop is destroyed by pest and diseases, the entire investment is lost.The farmers in study region are aware of the importance of this input in agriculture. But farmers have inadequate knowledge for using intimae and quantity too. The use of pesticides for Jawar, Wheat, Rice, Soyabean, Sugarcane, Grapevine cultivation, Pesticide may be classified as insecticides which control insects, fungicides which kill pathogens causing diseases to the plant rodent cider to kill rodents weedicides or herbicides to control unwanted plants and nematicides to control nematodes. The Western Maharashtra region is located in Maharashtra State. It covers an area of 57235 Sq.Km With comprise five district i.e Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur and population of about 23449049 as per 2011 census. The major river system is Bhima and Krishna. In this present analysis, both primary as well as secondary data have been used. The high consumption (above 30gm/hectare) Tasgaon, Kagal, Hatkanagale, Wai, Phatltan, Panhala, Karveer, Bhudargad, Bawda, Shirol, Walwa, Palus, Mahabaleshwar tehsils of the region. The Research paper is examined Pesticide technology in the region

Keywords: Consumption, Insects, Fungicides, herbicides



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