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Insects in agriculture


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Juraimi, Abdul Shukor (2013) Insects in agriculture. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)13: Insects. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 26-27. ISBN 9789679603484

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Insects have got both positive and negative impacts in agriculture. Insects become pests when they interfere with our welfare, aesthetics or profits. A reduction or loss in yield and quality of crops is partly due to result of insect-feeding activities and as vector/host to pathogen transmissions. On the other hand, these small creatures serve us a lot as pollinating agents of many important agricultural crops, as biological controlling agents of pests and weeds as well as by producing honey, silk and many other materials essential to us.


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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Insects; Agriculture; Pests; Plants; Crops.
Depositing User: Norhaliza Zainal
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 09:43
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014 11:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32162
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