Crops are plants that are grown and are harvested for consumption or sale.
Pests are little insects or animals that disturb plant crops. Pests are dangerous to plants because they eat up and destroy plant parts and sometimes cause diseases.
Examples of pests associated with crops are caterpillars, weevils, snails, aphids, locust etc.
As a result of the damages caused by pest and diseases, farmers do not get a bountiful harvest because they lose a lot of their crops to these little fiends.
Pest and diseases of crops can be controlled in ways such as:
Spraying Pesticides to Kill Pests on Your Farm.
By handpicking pests.
By using natural enemies. That is, by introducing other insects that naturally feed on your pests to help you get rid of them.
For example, toads and frogs feed on insects and can be used to control the insect pest population on your farm.
By practising crop rotation on your farm
A pest-free farm makes every farmer happy!
Now that you have learnt about pest and diseases of crops, let’s try out this quiz!
1. Pests help crops to grow.
2. Which of the following method can be used to control pest?
A. Playing music for the pests to dance away
B. Spraying oil on the farm
C. Using a natural enemy of the pest to help you get rid of it
Type in your answer in the comment box below. Let’s see if you are a good student. Want to learn some more? Gradely CatchUp! has got you covered.
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