Pest Control On Trees
To both crops and animals, pests are the insects that are harmful. The nutrients taken away from the plants by pests eventually leads to the plant being weak. Pest infestation are prone to certain areas. The produce gotten from these areas is not up to standard hence great losses are incurred. 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. Along period of time is taken in order to do analysis and estimate the number of pests that are prone to given areas by the research institutions. The great experience possessed by the trained people who are employed by these institutions help in the identification and dealing with the pests.
Pests are eradicated from tree plantations by use of other animals that feed on these small pests in 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. Proper selection of these animals has to be done in order to ensure that the aim of eradicating the 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. The manufacturer gives the instructions on how best to use the chemicals on the containers.
Fast action is the advantage that chemical method has over the biological method. The method experiences disadvantages 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. This calls for trained personnel to handle these chemicals and also they should be very cautious in the handling process. The cost of these chemicals is very high hence most people find it hard to acquire them. The chemicals can have their generics hence you can purchase them and the results are not very appealing. This sector has to be put key interest since pest control in tree plantation is very crucial.