Herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides such as diclofop, dinoseb, diquat, paraquat, malathion, parathion, captan, pentachlorophenol, and mercurial are examples of crop protection agents. To ensure that they uphold the highest levels of safety for farmers, consumers, and the environment, they undergo thorough testing. They are essential instruments for the sustainable production of higher-quality food and fibres and help farmers make the most of other priceless agricultural components like fertilisers and water supplies.
Weeds that would normally grow alongside crops and compete with them for water, nutrients, and sunlight are controlled with Crop Protection Chemicals. Additionally, they shield crops from pests like rats, birds, and bacteria, allowing farmers to grow more crops on a smaller amount of land. They are used in food products that are kept in storage because Crop Protection Chemicals can extend the shelf life of the harvested goods and reduce significant post-harvest losses due to pests and diseases. Additionally, there is a growing global need for crop protection chemicals due to their ability to stop soil erosion, save natural resources, and lessen deforestation.