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Pesticides And The Weather

Thursday September 27, 2012

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Question:

How do organic and inorganic pesticides react to temperature and relative humidity?

Marcus F., FL

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Answer:

I'm going to fish around a little bit here with the word "organic", but from your question I am assuming you are referring to the chemical make up of pesticides rather than their use for Organic Food Products. These are, of course, two very different topics and ones that likely cause some confusion. Organic chemicals are those that contain carbon in their molecules, and these comprise the vast majority of the pesticides in use in pest management. They often are synthetic molecules that were created in a lab, but also include the great many natural pesticides that are derived from plants, such as pyrethrum and essential plant oils. Organic pesticides also include the pyrethroids, organopho... Read more

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