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Crop Protection

Why do we need Crop Protection?

Globally, on average, every year farmers lose 20 to 30 (%) of their cultivated crops due to pests and other diseases. In order to reduce these losses, crop protection is much more required. There are different types of Crop Protection products available in the market and are eco-friendly or environment-friendly products which help in preserving the environment and also protect the crops. These products include – Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticides and Seed care.


Important Questions on Crop Protection

What are Crops?

Crops are the plant products which are grown on a large scale to meet the nutritional level of the growing population. There are three different types of crops are mainly classified based on their cultivating seasons.

  • Kharif Crops – These crops are grown during the rainy season, especially during the month of June to October. Paddy, Maize, Sugar cane are a few examples of Kharif crops.
  • Rabi Crops – These crops are grown during the winter season, especially during the month of November and December. Barley and wheat are a few examples of Rabi crops.
  • Zaid Crops – These crops are grown during the summer season. Cucumber, watermelon are a few examples of Zaid crops.


What are Horticultural and Commercial crops?

Crops grown for monetary purpose are called commercial crops. Commercial crops include sunflower, groundnut, mustard, olive, coconut, coffee, tea, Rubber, etc.

Crops grown for aesthetic value are called horticultural crops.  Horticultural crops include the vegetables, flowers, roots, fruits, and nuts which are directly used as a source of food by man.


How to protect cultivated grains?

Once after the grains are cultivated, they should be stored in clean and dry containers or a room and a low temperature should be maintained. The stored room should b free from the moisture, which can prevent the fungus attack. Spraying of pesticide before storing is recommended as this prevents contamination of food grain.

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