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What do you understand by Biological control? What are the different methods of pest control in organic farming? Critically analyse the suitability of Bio pesticides in pest management with respect to altering needs and changing climate.

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4. What do you understand by Biological control? What are the different methods of pest control in organic farming? Critically analyse the suitability of Bio pesticides in pest management with respect to altering needs and changing climate. (250 words)

Reference: tribuneindia.com

Why the question:

The question is based on the concept of Biological control and the different methods of pest control in organic farming.

Key Demand of the question:

One must critically analyse the suitability of Bio pesticides in pest management with respect to altering needs and changing climate.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by defining what you understand by Biological control.

Body:

Biological control can be defined as a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms. It is the control of a pest by the introduction of a natural enemy or predator. It relies on parasitism, herbivore, predation or other natural mechanism with an active human management.

Then move on to explain the different methods of pest control in organic farming.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using biological control.

Conclusion:

Discuss the efforts of government in this direction, mention what needs to be done and what progress can be made in Indian agriculture with such concepts.

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