Definition of Pesticide Treadmill?


Pesticide treadmill is the constant application of pesticides or the increase of doses to prevent the resurgence of pests that were being controlled. The practice of pesticide treadmill is highly encouraged to prevent pest from developing resistance to the pesticides that are being applied. Pesticide treadmill first took place in Nicaragua and Peru in the 1950s by cotton farmers.
Q&A Related to "Definition of Pesticide Treadmill?"
A few years after a pesticide is introduced, insects develop resistance to it. So
a substance that kills a pest.
Pesticide means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, or intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant,
treadmill test: a stress test in which the patient walks on a moving treadmill while the heart and breathing rates are monitored
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