New methods to extend pesticide lifetime

Pesticides have been used in agriculture for decades to protect crops from pests and weeds with consequent increase for production yield. Additionally, they decrease the frequency of plant diseases which is usually the major cause of low crop yields or make harvest unsuitable for sale. With the growth of the global population, more agricultural production is in demand. In fact, it is expected that, within the next decade, the food industry should increase its production by 15% to meet the nutritional needs of the increasing population. [1] Therefore, the use of pesticides to keep up with this demand seems a necessity.

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