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Abstract

The increased pressure to maintain high level of rice output for consumption has resulted in increased use of pesticides on rice fields in Malaysia. This study attempts to analyze the pesticide use on human health and on the environment. It focuses on the impact on the quality of paddy, water, farmers and biotic ecosystem. This study has been carried out in the paddy field areas of Sungai Burung and Sawah Sempadan in the state of Selangor. Some water and paddy samples are tested both in the laboratory and Green House using bioassay method in order to detect the residual content of pesticides and its effect on the growth of paddy. Besides laboratory observations, questionnaire interviews with 219 farmers were also conducted. The result shows that the use of pesticides harm the environment, plants, fishes, livestock and farmers. Consequently, more Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has to be made and to think of ways to overcome the hazardous problem of pesticides use before it is ecologically and socially getting worst in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Ecosystems
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pesticides
farmers
ecosystems
Pest Control
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Water Quality
Malaysia
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integrated pest management
Biological Assay
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Agriculture
human health
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Keywords

  • Environment
  • Hazardous
  • Impact
  • Integrated pest management
  • Paddy field
  • Pesticide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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