It’s not just pests: Pesticides damage biodiversity

Science on the Land

Yesterday Sharon Oosthoek at Nature told us about some new science, showing that pesticides spark broad biodiversity loss. It’s easy to spray pesticides within legal limits. But many pesticides accumulate in soil and water. Many organisms can be affected, going far beyond pest control.

This kind of thinking doesn’t have to lead to extremism. It can lead to Integrated Pest Management.

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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