The Application of Pesticides: Balancing Agricultural Needs and Environmental Concerns

Author(s): Ashwani K Gupta

Pesticides play a crucial role in modern agriculture by protecting crops from pests, diseases, and weeds, thereby ensuring food security and increasing agricultural productivity. However, their application raises environmental, health, and ethical concerns, necessitating a balanced approach to maximize benefits while minimizing adverse impacts. This abstract provides an overview of the application of pesticides, highlighting the challenges faced, the benefits obtained, and the importance of adopting sustainable practices for a more responsible and resilient agricultural future.