Farmers in Vietnam and the Philippines are literally being taught a lesson. Eager to incr crop yields, they were liberal ia using pesticides to contain leaf dar4 age, which has never affected crop yield in the first place. Some 9q farmers were recently interviewee by researchers at the Internationq Rice Research Institute and tbj Visayas State College of Agricu in the Philippines, and the ministry of agriculture in Vietnam , to cGn_q pam the insecticide use patterns. It was found that high proportions the sprays were targeted at lea 19 feeding insects. The farmers are, being asked to reduce their spra sessions to avoid the unnecessary usage of chemicals (Global Pesticides Campaignen Vol 5, No 2)
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