A company may decide to develop a new insecticide, herbicide or fungicide based on:
- Current and potential threats to crops,
- Consumer demand for safe and healthy food and
- The practical needs of farmers, who manage their operations as part of their local agricultural communities.
Farmers use crop protection technology to fight invasive insects, weeds and plant diseases that attack fruit, vegetable, grain and fiber crops. Even after farmers harvest their crops, insects, rodents and molds can harm grains and produce. Luckily, post-harvest use of crop protection products can help prevent huge losses.