PROBLEMS OF REPEATED PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS CAUSING CUMULATIVE RESIDUE SITUATIONS
Practising agriculture is interacting with nature. This means not to let things grow on their own, indicating resigned acceptance of diseases, pests and famine. Man in trying to control nature, should never dictate it but manage it.
The consumer is continuously claiming higher quantities and better quality. A general trend for intensification, culture specialization and monocultures are pressing on. Specialization enforces the use of e.g. exogenous chemicals and various phytosanitary products with their unavoidable accompanying residue problems. Residues may badly affect the environment and the biosphere. Quality of life is attacked by different forms of pollution. Actually the community wants to know the repercussion of modern agricultural technology on the environment. The discussion on this topic should be expert, honest and profound. Further elaboration of justified agricultural techniques comprises choices from the community and increasing political rules involving insight and devotion from everybody.