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Worldwide Pesticide Use

  • Arnab De
  • Rituparna Bose
  • Ajeet Kumar
  • Subho Mozumdar
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

The worldwide consumption of pesticides is about two million tonnes per year: Out of which 45 % is used by Europe alone, 25 % is consumed in the USA, and 25 % in the rest of the world. India’s share is just 3.75 %. The usage of pesticides in Korea and Japan is 6.6 and 12.0 kg/ha, respectively, whereas in India, it is only 0.5 kg/ha.

Keywords

Public Health Environmental Chemistry Bioorganic Chemistry Wide Spectrum Land Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnab De
    • 1
  • Rituparna Bose
    • 2
  • Ajeet Kumar
    • 3
  • Subho Mozumdar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental ScienceThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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