Pest Control On Trees
Insects that are harmful to both crops and animals are the pests. The nutrients taken away from the plants by pests eventually leads to the plant being weak. Pest infestation in some areas is prone. In the production line great losses are incurred since the produce they get is not up to standard. Since the produce does not meet the specifications of the customers, great rejection in the market is experienced. Methods of pest control are either chemical or biological methods. Research on the various pests that are prone to different areas is done in the research institutions that have been put up. In order for the research institutions to estimate the number of pests in given areas they have to do very keen analysis that normally take a long period of time. The great experience possessed by the trained people who are employed by these institutions help in the identification and dealing with the pests.
Animals that feed on pests are used to eradicate the pests in the tree plantations through biological control. This method is very much environmental friendly since the air is not polluted. Adaptation to the environment in the plantation and the ability to feed on the pest is what is required of these animals. These animals have to be properly selected so that the aim of eradicating pests is met.
Chemical method of pest eradication can be used when the biological method is not effective. Different types of pests have specific chemicals that are manufactured to help in pest eradication. Each chemical has a specific pest that it eradicates hence it is important to consider the type of pest that you are eradicating before you can purchase a chemical. Right proportions of chemicals have to be used in order to achieve best results. On the container the manufacturer gives instructions of how best to use the chemicals.
As compared to the biological method, the chemical method has an advantage of fast action. A couple of disadvantages are experienced despite this advantage. Air pollution is caused by these chemicals due to the production of fumes hence these chemicals are not environmentally friendly. People handling these chemicals can get poisoning or burns from the chemicals if they do not practise safe handling of the chemicals. For this reason, those people who handle the chemicals have to be well trained and should be very cautious. The high cost of these chemicals causes many people to fail to acquire them. The purchase of generic chemicals causes the results to be very unappealing. This sector has to be put key interest since pest control in tree plantation is very crucial.