IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 4, April 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Arshi Iram
In agriculture, the use of pesticide has been the dominant form of pest management since the 1950s to kill pest organisms including insects, weeds, fungi and nematodes. In recent times, use of pesticides in rice farming has increased rapidly and this scenario contributes significantly towards adverse effects on human health and environment. This paper reviews the environmental situation with regards to pesticides worldwide. It tracks the history and the current status of pesticides usage.