the use of pesticide on the farm and its side effects

No matter how good a thing is, there are always a side effect to the use of it, if it is used wrongly or excessively.

What are pesticides?
Pesticides are chemical substances which are used to destroy or kill pest on the farm.

Effect of the application of pesticides on Farm

1. When A farmer wants to use pesticides on the farm please care should be taken because the application of pesticide can cause pollution of the environment

2. Whatever types of pesticide or herbicide that you want to apply on your farm please take note that the effect of fertilizers and pesticide application destroys other useful plants and animal within the ecosystem

3. Excessive use of pesticide on the farm may destroy useful crop plants

4. The application of pesticides or herbicides can be used to decrease the population of targeted insect or plants

5. Please seek the advice of a professional each time you want to apply pesticides on your farm because pesticides may leave undesirable residue in the environment

6. When  pesticide or herbicide are applied on the farm, the chemicals or residues can be washed into Rivers or lakes, thereby causing pollution and killing fishes or aquatic life


7. So whenever you want to apply pesticides or herbicides on your farm please take note that the expertise of extension workers is very very useful so as to avoid causing harm to the environment or ecosystem




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The Importance and side effect of fertilizer application to crops on the farm

Fertilizers are chemical substances prepared using inorganic compound added to the soil for crops to increase their productivity. These are used by the farmers daily to increase the nutrient capacity of the soil to aid crop production

So fertilizer application involves the application of certain chemicals or substances into the soil to improve its fertility.

Even if the application of fertilizer helps to increase the soil fertility there are also side effect while using fertilizer to boost the fertility of the soil. 

So some of the effect of fertilizer application are listed below

1. The application of fertilizer on the farm affect the soil organic matter or humus

2. Another effect of fertilizer application is that it increases the porosity of the soil nearby increasing leaching

3. The application of fertilizer on the soil  Farmland deteriorates the structure of the soil.

4. The application of fertilizer supplements soil nutrient which is essential for crops growth

5. Although the productive capacity of the soil is enhanced by the application of fertilizer but care should be taken to avoid excessive use of fertilizers thereby destroying the humus capacity of the same soil sample

6. Fertilizer application can rapidly increase the population of microorganisms in the soil

7. Another effect of fertilizer application is that it is stimulate vegetative growth hence it reduces soil erosion

8. We can't just jump off from this very word that excessive application of fertilizer can cause soil acidity which is not good for crop production

9. Wrong application method of fertilizer can affect the life of plant crops and animals




In conclusion there are multiple effect of fertilizer application therefore if you are a farmer anywhere in the world and you want to go to the market to buy fertilizer in order to boost your crop seeds from the farm please seek the advice of a professional in order not to destroy your family and buy the wrong use of fertilizer application


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what are the effect of overgrazing on agricultural production?

What is overgrazing?
A very simple definition of overgrazing that overgrazing is a situation where more animal that can be supported on a particular pasture ground are put there to graze on it

Most times overgrazing occurs when there is an exceeding carrying capacity of the soil. 

We can define overgrazing as a situation where the amount of grasses or weed found in an environment cannot support the total number of animals feeding on it.

In a situation where there is an overgrazing within a given square kilometre of land, what is the effect economically agriculturally on production?

The effects of overgrazing are listed below
1. Overgrazing removes the vegetative cover of The Sun resulting in high exposure of the soil to direct sunlight

2. Another effect of overgrazing is that it exposes the soil to direct gully erosion and sheet erosion

3. Overgrazing causes poor growth of crops plants and then regenerative capacity of crops are also reduced

4. Another important effect of overgrazing is at during grazing hours faeces are dropped within the land which could improve the fertility of the soil

5. One of the effect of overgrazing on a particular piece of land is that weed can easily be eradicated from such lands through grazing

6. Overgrazing destroys soil structure

7. Overgrazing exposes the topmost soil to soil erosion including wind erosion

8. Take note that overgrazing lead to component of the soil resulting from continuous sampling by animals hoofs

9. Overgrazing to be precise exposes the soil to hit which can easily draw the top most soil making the sprouting of crops difficult



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