reduce carbon footprint with crop protection products

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1. Certain procedures are implemented toprotect farm produce from pests and plant diseases. Unfortunately, some methodsendanger our atmosphere and do not guarantee a good harvest leading to the introductionof crop protection products.In a recent study, the Berlin-based agency Agripol presented the negative effects ofpesticides on carbon footprint with cotton as their material. The results of the studyentitled Climate Change and Plant Health were announced to the general public duringthe 31st International Cotton Conference in Bremen, Germany.The objectives of their study were:To examine the consumption of energy and other carbon dioxide discharge engaged in themanufacture and utilisation of crop protection agentsTo evaluate the elevated biomass manufacture and the ensuing extra carbon dioxideemitted in the atmosphereFourteen cotton products from 16 countries were analysed. In the three countries that haveabundant cotton growth, it was found that more carbon dioxide was taken in by the plantscompared to what is emitted when crop protection agents were utilised. Carbon dioxideemission was taken over by the extra absorption by a factor of 25 50. 2. This result is clearly manifested in India for irrigated farming. A large consumption ofcarbon dioxide (about 49.4 kgs.) per hectare resulted to the frequent use of pesticides asagainst to untreated lands, where about 1,900 kg gas were converted for every hectare.Other motivating elements like irrigation can give a better trail.In summary, the study only proved that crop protection products give farmers more returnsand at the same time protect our environment.Article Source -


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