We often start a vegetable garden because we have decided to eat organic produce and reduce our chemical exposure.
Inevitably, However, we are faced with pest and disease problems and with the dilemma of controlling them without poisoning ourselves in the process.
Sometimes our best effort at organic solutions simply doesn’t cut it and we might be tempted to turn to pesticides.
Pesticide is a generic term for any substance that interferes with the physical, chemical or biological mechanisms of the invading insects, weeds or fungus affecting the garden.
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