Pest Control On Trees
Insects that are harmful to both crops and animals are the pests. Plants are eventually made weak since the pests take away the nutrients of the plants. 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. This causes great rejection in the market since the produce do not meet the specifications of the customers. Chemical or biological methods are used in controlling pests. Research institutions have been put up in order to do research on the various pests that are prone to different areas. 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. Well trained people are employed by these institutions and they have great experience in identifying and dealing with pests.
Pests are eradicated from tree plantations by use of other animals that feed on these small pests in biological control. The air is not polluted hence this method is very much environmental friendly. These large animals have to be adapted to that environment and also be in a position to feed on the pests that are there in the plantations. These animals have to be properly selected so that the aim of eradicating pests is met.
If biological method of eradication of pests in the tree plantation is not effective, you can go ahead and use the chemical method. Chemical eradication of pests uses chemicals that are manufactured specifically for the different types of pests. The type of pest that you are eradicating has to be considered since each chemical has a specific pest that they eradicate. In order to achieve best results these chemicals have to be used in the right proportions. The instructions on how best to use the chemicals is always given in the container of the chemical by the manufacturer.
Fast action is the advantage that chemical method has over the biological method. 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. These chemicals can cause the people who handle them to have poisoning and burns if they do not safely handle the chemicals. The chemicals should be handled by people who are well trained and are very cautious in the handling process for this reason. Most people find it hard to acquire these chemicals since their cost is high. The results of these chemicals can be very unappealing since some of the chemicals purchased are generic. In tree plantations pest control is very crucial hence key interest has to be put in this sector.