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Agrochemicals: Remedy or Poison?

There is still a lot of controversy regarding the safety and risks of pesticides. That is why it is important to ensure their quality and know how to use them.

There is still a lot of controversy regarding the safety and risks of pesticides. That is why it is important to ensure their quality and know how to use them.

Some have doubts about whether pesticides are drugs or poisons since they are strong substances used in food products.

In fact, everything will depend on the dose used! If the farmer uses too much pesticide in his plantation, the product will do harm and could harm the final consumer, who will have contact with residues in the food. However, if you do not use agrochemicals, you will be very likely to have a low total use of your crop and with shallow quality.

This means that agrochemicals are important for good crop yields, as they fight pests and avoid crop losses, but they need to be used to the right extent.

Just like water, which can do badly if ingested in excess, but which in the right amount brings more benefits than harm to the body, chemicals work in the same way. If the recommendations for use and the interval of safety on the label and package leaflet are followed, there will be no major concerns.

In an analogy with antibiotics, pesticides can save a crop from a pest infestation, just as the antibiotic can aid in the treatment of an infection. Both are controlled and require attention in their use.

That is why Bracci & Avila, a specialist in product registration, is concerned with the use of pesticides and enables the registration of these products, guaranteeing their quality and effectiveness in the plantations.

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