Seminar urges modern agriculture techniques – 28 Feb 2023

UAF hosts international seminar highlighting the dangers of using chemical pesticides

Experts at an international seminar at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Monday called for adopting modern agriculture techniques, including integrated pest management, as excessive use of chemical pesticides to curb the pest attack was not only playing havoc with the lives of people but also devastating environment.

The seminar was jointly organized by the Department of Entomology, UAF, the Asian Development Bank and the CAB International.

Presiding over the session, UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan showed his grave concern that fruits and vegetables were facing challenges in insect pests, diseases and postharvest issues, which were resulting in high cost of production and low per acre yield.

He said that chemical insecticides, as predominant pest control measures, were being used to fight the problems. But, the excessive and pesticides misuse had provoked different economic losses and hazards to human health.

He stressed upon the need to adopt the modern pest management technique for a healthy and food secure society.

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