Insects: Economic Impact

Authored by: David Pimentel

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
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Insects, weeds, and plant pathogens destroy ~40% of all food in the world despite the use of ~3 billion kilograms of pesticides each year and cost ~ $32 billion per year. Most or 68% of the pesticides applied in the United States are herbicides.

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