Pesticides : are they pests or blessing ?
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The history of the development of agriculture during the last half-century highlights that crop protection plays a leading role. Pesticides provided ideal conditions for other agriculture development factors in order to increase yields and improving product quality. They have proved to be favourite tool for protecting crops. Plant protection methods become much more respectful of environmental concerns, involving a move towards diversified, integrated solutions. This paper provides a review of the major discoveries in terms of crop protection products and compiles the professional institutions. It reports also on the different problems encountered, poisoning of non-target plants, environmental harm and resistance of harmful organisms.