The Role of Pesticides in Increasing Agricultural Production

  • Fred H. Tschirley
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Science and Society book series (CISS)


I approach my topic with the belief that today’s world faces three problems whose importance transcends all others. Those problems are the rate of population growth, declining reserves of fossil fuels, and a level of agricultural production that will satisfy the needs of an expanding population. All three problems are interrelated, and a marked departure from the present situation for one of them, regardless of whether that departure be positive or negative, would have an impact on the remaining, interrelated problems.


Pest Control Resistant Variety Juvenile Hormone Crop Protection Insect Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred H. Tschirley
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  1. 1.Dept. of Botany and Plant PathologyMich. State Univ.East LansingUSA

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