Pest Control On Trees
To both crops and animals, pests are the insects that are harmful. Plants are eventually made weak since the pests take away the nutrients of the plants. Pest infestation are prone to certain areas. These areas suffer great losses in the production line since the produce they get is not up to standard. In the market great rejection is experienced since the produce does not meet the customers’ specifications. Chemical or biological methods are used in controlling pests. Various pests that are prone to different areas are being researched on by the research institutions that have been put up. Along period of time is taken in order to do analysis and estimate the number of pests that are prone to given areas by the research institutions. The great experience possessed by the trained people who are employed by these institutions help in the identification and dealing with the pests.
Animals that feed on pests are used to eradicate the pests in the tree plantations through biological control. Since this method is environmental friendly the air is not polluted. In these plantations the animals have to be in a position to feed on the pests and also be adapted to the environment. The aim of eradicating pests is met when proper selection of these animals is done.
If biological method of eradication of pests in the tree plantation is not effective, you can go ahead and use the chemical method. Different types of pests have specific chemicals that are manufactured to help in pest eradication. Each chemical has a specific pest that it eradicates hence it is important to consider the type of pest that you are eradicating before you can purchase a chemical. These chemicals have to be used in the right proportions in order to achieve best results. The manufacturer gives the instructions on how best to use the chemicals on the containers.
The chemicals used for the eradication of pests in tree plantations have an advantage of fast action as compared to the biological method. Despite this advantage they also have a couple of disadvantages. These chemicals are not environmental friendly since the fumes produced by the chemicals cause air pollution. If safe handling of these chemicals is not done, then the people handling them can get poisoning or burns from these chemicals. For this reason, those people who handle the chemicals have to be well trained and should be very cautious. Most people find it hard to acquire these chemicals since their cost is high. The results of these chemicals can be very unappealing since some of the chemicals purchased are generic. Pest control in tree plantation is very crucial and key interests have to be put in this sector.