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TITLE : Insects And Pesticides

For years chemical pesticides were considered an efficient way of protecting agriculture but in the long term they dont just harm would be enemies they also harm people and the environment presented by dr andrew manners senior entomologist with the queensland department of agriculture and fisheries this is the second in a series of webinars dpesticide resistance describes the decreased susceptibility of a pest population to a pesticide that was previously effective at controlling the pest pest species evolve pesticide resistance via natural selection the most resistant specimens survive and pass on their acquired heritable changes traits to their offspringmost insect friendly plants sold in garden centres and supermarkets are laced with chemicals that could be killing endangered bees a study foundinsecticides insecticides are pesticides that are formulated to kill harm repel or mitigate one or more species of insect insecticides work in different ways

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