1. In India, the farmer's crop yield losses range from 15 to 25 per cent owing to the presence of weeds, pests, diseases and rodents.
2, Even though pesticides are essential for improving crop yields, per hectare pesticide use is much lower in India in comparison with other countries.
3. India uses a low amount of 0.5 kg per ha pesticide compared to 7.0 kg per ha in the USA, 2.5 kg per ha in Europe, 12 kg per ha in Japan and 6.6 kg per ha in Korea.