Is it worth using chemicals in gardening: their advantages and disadvantages

By Andrii MaistrenkoApr 9, 2024 09:08 AMGarden
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Is it worth using chemicals in gardening
Is it worth using chemicals in gardening. Source: help.gardeningexpress.co.uk

In the field of horticulture, the prevailing view is that allowing natural processes to flourish without interference leads to a good harvest. Although the modern market offers a variety of chemicals adapted for different purposes, a significant number of cultivators still adhere to the principles of organic farming. SSPDaily talked about the advantages and disadvantages of using chemicals in gardening.

Advantages of using chemicals

The immediate effectiveness of chemicals is perhaps their main advantage, as they are used to provide quick solutions to pests and plant diseases. However, the demand for these substances can often be traced back to difficult agricultural conditions characterized by infertile soils, insufficient heat and excessive humidity.

In such conditions, the growth of weeds and pests accelerates dramatically, creating huge challenges for successful crop production. Achieving a balance in the use of chemicals, following instructions, and carefully adhering to the recommended dosage are recommendations that can be followed to minimize damage to plants.

Disadvantages of using chemicals

Unfortunately, the appeal of chemicals often goes hand in hand with their potential dangers. Disturbing the delicate balance of the soil ecosystem and endangering beneficial insects are serious dangers posed by chemicals. Traces of these substances can remain in the soil, penetrate crops, and eventually end up on the dinner table.

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