synthetic pesticide residues

Biopesticide-based IPM systems to reduce synthetic pesticide residues in vegetables for niche market access by small holder growers 

In the last few decades, farmers have relied on synthetic pesticides to managed crop pests and diseases. This is because synthetic pesticides are easily available, have quick knock down effect, have varied modes of action and are reliable. However, some synthetic pesticides are not easily degraded, they leave residues in crop products, are expensive, are harmful to the user and are an environmental hazard.