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Property Percent of potential crops destroyed by pests (despite use of pesticides) in USA
Value 37
Units %
Reference David Pimentel, H. Pimentel, Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition, 2008, 13:Environmental economic costs of the application of pesticides primarily in the united states pp. 161
Primary Source Pimentel D. 1997. Pest management in agriculture. In D. Pimentel (ed.), Techniques for reducing pesticide use : environmental and economic benefits, pp 1-11. Chichester, UK: John Wiley and sons
Comments Insects destroy 13%, plant pathogens 12%, and weeds 12%. In general, each dollar invested in pesticide control (see comments in GeoNumber 105177) returns about $4 in protected crops (primary source).
Entered By Uri M
Date Added אפר 13, 2010 11:21
Date Edited אפר 13, 2010 11:22
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