Why the use of biopesticides encouraged over chemical pesticides?

Asked by amitav.nemu | 6th May, 2020, 08:37: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Chemical pesticides are made from harmful chemicals which damage the crops, and decrease the nutritional value of crops.
  • They also degrade the soil and result in loss of soil fertility.
  • Chemical pesticides are more dangerous because when they are sprayed on the crops, the crops absorb these chemicals which result in various consequences to our health as we consume these chemicals absorbed by the plant.
  • On the other hand, bio-pesticides are made of natural animal excreta such as cow dung, neem and turmeric. They are eco-friendly to the environment as they provide good nutrients to the soil as well as crops. 
  • Hence, biopesticides are encouraged over chemical pesticides.


Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 6th May, 2020, 10:41: AM