In the farmer’s daily life, one of the biggest difficulties during planting is the emergence of weeds that compete for water, minerals and other natural resources with the planting and this ends up causing damage during harvest and also financial.
Given this problem, which is present in many farmers’ daily lives, a more commonly used solution is the use of herbicides and pesticides to stop as weeds and return life to the crop. But, on the other hand, the use of herbicides causes great damage to both the farmer and damage caused by the consumption of food that had contact with herbicides.
The use of herbicides:
Pesticide herbicides may consider a single, more affordable weed solution, but they pose a major health risk, causing mainly cancer, as well as skin, throat, and airway irritation.
In addition, they are major air pollutants, groundwater and soil contaminants, especially pre-rain herbicides, which can carry all chemical water to other areas, killing land animals and an entire aquatic habitat.
And even with all this herbicide “chemical strength”, many weeds are resistant to products, resulting in long-term dependence, increased spending and more pollution to the environment.
Family farming is changing:
Increasingly the market is concerned about foods that have had some kind of contact with herbicides and their health risks, opting for foods produced by organic and sustainable agriculture. That is, besides taking up to 24 hours to take effect, does not offer a guaranteed result, with pesticide herbicides, the farmer can still lose consumers who choose an organic diet.
Currently, herbicide use is only one option, because with an electric weeding, the farmer kills weeds instantly, safely and sustainably in over 90% of the applied area.
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