80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 33

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Even with the use of pesticides, it is estimated that up to 40 percent of the world’s potential crop production is lost annually due to the effects of weeds, pests and diseases.


Wheat, one of the most widely grown crop commodities in the world, is susceptible to a rust-colored fungal disease that can be effectively controlled with the use of fungicides.


In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened its pesticide registration process to review and comments from the public. The revised process expands the transparency of the Agency’s pesticide registration decisions.


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