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Pesticide use in Indian cardamom needs change in cultivation practices

Murugan, M and Ravi, R and Anandhi, A and Kurien, Sajan and Dhanya, MK (2017) Pesticide use in Indian cardamom needs change in cultivation practices. In: CURRENT SCIENCE, 113 (6). pp. 1058-1063.

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Indian cardamom farming in the Cardamom Hill Reserves of Kerala has been considered one of the costliest production systems. Questionnaire survey and interviews with cardamom planters between 2008 and 2013 showed that the pesticides used in cardamom production is paradoxical. The reasons are closely associated with the unscrupulous use of pesticides which wiped out the natural enemies of pests and inefficacies of pesticides that led to dose enhancement. Climatic changes along with forest degradation and removal of shade have played a considerable role for increased pesticide consumption. The current perilous situation needs critical thinking to evolve pesticide reduction strategies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 04:53
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 09:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58011

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