Agriculture & Pesticide

researchRESEARCH :
The Homoeo medicines for plants have been introduced first time for plant protection after a long research by Homoeo Professor. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Waris from Pakistan. To invent the Homoeo medicines for plants, the dynamic powers of plants and herbs are potentized through bio-dynamic preparation. The process for the invention of Homoeo medicines for plants is focused on two main fronts, primarily, the correct identification of plants and herbs with the desired elements and their combinations. Secondly, the right process for correct activation of each element. The derived Homoeo medicines for plants have the ability being broad spectrum in their power range for pests controlling.

All Homoeo medicines for plants are totally homoeopathic based, have not any harmful and toxic effects at human beings, plants and livestock. Research data also indicates that these Homoeo medicines for plants have not any harmful and negative effect on soil chemistry and environment, It is possible.

As Quran Says And Allah did not create any sickness for which He did not send down a cure It is truth for all living things on earth.

Characteristics of Homoeo Medicines for plants : 

 

  • Natural, new invention, new technology for pest’s management.
  • Non – toxic and non-harmful for human being, livestock and fish etc.
  • Environmentally non-pollutant.
  • Crop friendly, with no biological and physio-chemical harmful effects.
  • Activity, rapid and long lasting.
  • Action, highly systemic and translaminar. 
  • No adverse effect on soil chemistry.
  • Expiry time of all products is minimum five year.

Precautions:

Homoeo medicines for plants do not have compatibility with any other chemical.
Try to spray in evening time to achieve the better results from Homoeo Medicines for plants.
Don’t make solution Homoeo Medicines for plants with adulterated canal water.
To control cotton mealy bug use hand spray machine and wash the plants thoroughly.
Contact the Help Line 0300-8458434, 0331-4319693 before using the
Homoeo medicines for plants to achieve better results.

Need for New Pesticides System :

DESCRIPTION :

These pesticides are Homoeopathic & Natural based & broad-spectrum in which highly diluted and potentized Homoeopathic medicines are used as active ingredients. These medicines are active against parasites, viruses & insects but not detectable in lab analysis. For detection, different mother tinctures are used in different ratios. This is a unique research work of H/ Prof. DR.IFTIKHAR HUSSAIN WARIS who is working on this project for the last 13 years without help of any govt. & private department.

FAB Analysis

Features

Homeopathic natural pesticides, a relatively new science, use a different model, which is economically practical and amenable to very rustic conditions. It is socially beneficial and, most importantly, it’s results are easily replicable It strengthens the plant’s own vital force, balances the soil and works at solving the ailments permanently through a systemic approach, and without any collateral effects. In the same way as it occurs in each living organism, the plant possesses a genetic memory which is continually enriched. An abrupt modification of its genetic material not only produces a different and genetically modified organism, but leaves a trace of this genetic change in its cellular memory.

Homoeopathic & Natural not only treats the disease symptoms of the plant and performs preventive actions; trauma retained in the biological memory of the plant, but can also control the insects without any side effects. Of the pesticides that are used, far less than 1% actually reaches a target organism; the rest ends up contaminating the air, soil, water, plants and animals. Furthermore while farmers use three times the amount of agricultural chemicals today than they did forty years ago we are still losing about 1/3 of our crops to pests; which is about the same as forty years ago, So there is need for new system of medicine.

Homoeopathic natural pesticides in Agriculture Utilizing homoeopathic dynamizations on plants guarantees non-toxicity, because their mode of preparation assures that there is no poison & chemical. Homoeopathic natural pesticides have enormous potential as it covers the majority of crops and enables crop abundance and nutritive yields.

Attributes

 

  • Produces the poison & chemical free crops.
  • Produced the non chemical & non-poison pesticides.
  • To establish the local pesticide industry in Pakistan.
  • Save the peoples from side effects of pesticides.
  • To Improve the Quantity & quality of crops.
  • To reduce the import of pesticides.
  • To promote the export of homoeopathic natural pesticides.
  • Save & earn the foreign exchange

Benefits

Important benefits of these pesticides include:

 

  • Economic savings
  • Preservation of the natural ecology
  • Low cost
  • Not damaging the predators & soil organism.
  • Non Poisonous, Non chemical & Non Harmful pesticides.
  • Pollution Factor is zero.
  • 100% Safe for humans, livestock, & plants.
  • Ideal for aerial spray.
  • Local Manufacturing
  • Safe for natural enemies of insects.
  • Growth Regulator.
  • No residue in crop.
  • No harmful effect on soil chemistry.
  • No harmful effect on Ground water.
  • No foreign exchanged involved.
  • It will not injure micro flora and fauna
  • Easy storage because not inflammable.
  • It can also reverse damage already present in the ground because of the   use of fertilizers or pesticides, or excessive salinity.

MODE OF ACTIONS :

Homeopathic natural pesticides are contact and systemic pesticides which have special drug affinity towards the oxidation centre of the pest and cause the suffocation which results in mortality of the pest. The predators are not affected because of the anatomical difference between parasite Predators.

Repellent :

Insects simply straw away from areas sprayed with Homeopathic natural pesticides and therefore, no damage caused further.

Crop Growth Regulator :

Homeopathic natural pesticides are growth regulator, which improve the growth and yield.

Effectiveness Time Frame :

The above-mentioned mode of action of Homeopathic & Natural pesticide start immediately after the spray and completion period is 24 Hours to 7 Days.

HOW AND WHEN :

According to the E.T.L
For the better results always make the 1% solution of Homeopathic natural pesticides, & spray the field thoroughly.

TOXICITY :

There is no toxicity of Homeopathic natural pesticides for human beings, livestock and plants because all of those medicines, which are used in Homeopathic natural pesticides, already in use homoeopathic, naturopathy and herbal system of medicine for the treatment of human beings, plants and livestock.

WHAT IS NEED OF NEW PESTICIDES SYSTEM?

Pesticides are of concern for human health because many are lipid soluble and as such they accumulate in our fatty tissues in a process called Bioconcentration. Biomagnifications is what happens when organisms eating contaminated organisms concentrate in the pesticides and then in turn are eaten by other organisms. As a result those on the top of the food chain (all meat-eating humans) are most at risk because the concentration is magnified at each step of the food chain.

Furthermore because pesticides are designed to kill organisms due to their neurological or reproductive toxicity they also have many similar deleterious effects in humans, and many show adverse effects on the immune system at very low doses. Pesticides have many ecological effects of concern as well. Ecological effects are often considered to be an early warning indicator of potential human health impacts.

In the environment pesticides can kill organisms, cause cancer, tumors and lesions in fish and wildlife, suppress the immune system, cause reproductive failure, damage DNA, disrupt the endocrine (hormonal) system, and cause physiological birth defects such as deformed beaks of birds or malformed reproductive organs such as observed in alligators exposed to DDT. Pesticides cause a dramatic decline in biodiversity in areas where used and because a shift in the species balances in the plant communities, with cascading effects throughout the food chain. Some pesticides such as the carbonates have been shown to be highly toxic to earthworms. Many insecticides and fungicides have been shown to interfere with nitrogen fixing bacteria in the soil, which often contribute significantly to plant growth where nitrogen is limiting.

Pesticides & Children :

Pesticides are of particular concern for children because of the hormone – like nature of many synthetic pesticides. Growth and development is hormone driven, putting children at high risk. Children also eat more and drink more per kg of body weight as compared to an adult, so they absorb larger quantities of pollutants. Also because they are smaller and their bodies are not yet mature they are less able to metabolize and eliminate remaining toxic substances.

Children can be exposed multiple times in multiple places, even if we do our best to protect them from it. Some areas of concern, aside from proximity to agricultural use and exposure in foods children are also exposed from indoor pest control applications, household use of insecticides, flea powders and collars, lawn and garden insecticides and herbicides. There is also the concern over improper storage of old, and often discontinued pesticides in people’s garages, as well as when they are disposed of into the garbage. Young children are particularly at risk due to soil and dust tracked in on shoes that is contaminated with pesticide residues from the lawn and garden.

Once indoors the pesticides are highly resistant to breakdown and they can be found on children’s toys which are put in the mouths of young children. Children are also exposed at school and on playgrounds where herbicides are commonly used, and also when they play on playgrounds built with pressure treated lumber. Pressure treated lumber is treated with CCA a chromium and arsenic pesticide; most arsenic pesticides were banned years ago but we still use them extensively in wood preservation. Finally children are exposed to pesticides in the air, drinking and swimming water; danger increases with proximity to the site of application.

Pregnant Woman :

Many pesticides are classified as Persistent Organic Pollutants, particularly organophosphates (see below) and those contaminated with dioxins. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) include Chlordane, Dieldrin, DDT, Heptachlor, Dioxins, Toxaphene and more. These substances are of particular concern because of their effects on the endocrine system of the developing fetus which is important for the healthy development and functioning of many critical organ systems, particularly those involved in sexual development, reproduction, and behavior. Scientists feel there is a link between fetal and neonatal exposure to POP’s and the increase in a number of diseases including testicular cancer, endometriosis, and breast cancer, as well as reduced IQ, immune suppression, nervous system and hormonal disorders, and birth defects. The dramatic reduction in sperm count in industrialized countries (50% in the last 50 years!) has also been linked to POP’s, particularly dioxins.

For a pregnant woman, the proper functioning of her and her fetus hormone system is critical for the baby’s proper development. If it’s not functioning properly this can alter fetal development resulting in permanent repercussions for the child. Sometimes however these problems may not appear until well into puberty or even later in a child’s life.

Pregnant women commonly alter their diets during pregnancy and nursing to accommodate the nutritional needs of the fetus and infant; in ways that often can increase their baby’s exposure to POP’s. However why should we sacrifice nutrition or feel guilt for the poisons on our food? These substances should be eliminated so that women can know that they are doing the best for their unborn child by eating nutritious food. But if it’s not organic we could be harming our child in irreparable ways.

Furthermore when we breastfeed we pass on our own body burden into our babies. Essentially all human breast milk is contaminated with POP’s including PCB’s (polychlorinated byphenols), DDE (the more toxic break-down product of DDT) and dioxins. When a mother breastfeeds we pass off some of this body burden as well as the other POP’s we are still ingesting into our babies. The benefit for mothers is that their body burdens decrease dramatically after breastfeeding for 6 months or more. The problem is of course that it is unloaded into the body of our newborn babies at critical stages in his/her development. Through breast milk, infants can ingest a much higher dose, pound for pound, than an adult gets on an average day. For example breastfed infants can ingest thousands of times more dioxins than the average adult. (See Dioxins for more on this). It just doesn’t seem fair at all, why should mothers feel fear or guilt over doing what is naturally best for their babies eating nutritious food and breastfeeding?

Canada ratified the 1998 protocol on the elimination of POP’s. This protocol lists 16 POP’s with 11 of these being pesticides. However other countries will continue to use them and we import a good percentage of our fruits and vegetables from those countries, particularly in winter. So even though we may not be using them we are still ingesting them and accumulating them due to their persistent nature. We need to ban all POP’s immediately and globally; this is the only answer.

Degradation of Pesticides :

With most of the pesticides ending up in the soil, air and water then where does it go from there? Well pesticides are degraded by a number of

Chemical and they also degrade due to microbiological processes and metabolic process when organisms ingest and degrade the substances

When the pesticides land on the ground they may then vaporize into the atmosphere, they may be absorbed onto the soil surfaces; they may be leached from the soil by water and carried into the groundwater, or washed off from the surface and into rivers and lakes. They can also undergo chemical reactions within the soil or on the surface, be degraded by photochemical (reactions involving sunlight) reactions on the surface, or metabolized by organisms and broken down. Energy used to degrade pesticides is then not available to the organism to provide other necessary functions. They may also be taken up by organisms and concentrated and passed up the food chain. This is particularly true for the higher plants and for those pesticides (such as systemic insecticides and most herbicides on the market) that must be taken up by the organism to perform its function. The pesticides can then remain in the plants or be degraded into either less, or more, harmful breakdown products. (Note that DDE, the breakdown product of DDT, is far more lethal). The ultimate fate of the pesticide depends on the nature of it; how persistent and resistant it is, whether it is water or lipid soluble.

Organophosphates :

All organophosphate pesticides function by inhibiting the acetyl cholinesterase Enzyme, disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses.

Methyl Parathion :

Methyl Parathion is an organophosphate pesticide that is dangerously over used in North America. It was approved for use many years ago but never would have been approved under today’s standards. It is a potent neurotoxic pesticide that kills bugs by disrupting vital transmitters in their nervous systems. The pesticide works the same way in people. Methyl Parathion has the lowest “maximum safe daily exposure level” of any pesticide registered by the EPA. Like most organophosphates methyl parathion has been shown in rats to be more toxic to fetuses and infants than to mature rats.
An estimated 320,000 children between the ages of one and five years old eat an unsafe dose of methyl parathion in their food every day. And more than 55,000 of those children exceed the safe dose by a factor of ten or more each day, with 2,400 of those children exceeding the safe daily dose by more than 100-fold. Some apples are so contaminated that 2 bites can be unsafe for
children under six, add to this organophosphate exposure from other food, air and water. And these estimates are based on food that has already been washed, cook and prepared for consumption, which often removes significant amounts of pesticides. To look at this another way, if there’s any methyl parathion in a child’s food, there is about a 50-50 chance that the child is getting an unsafe dose.

Foods most likely to put children at risk: Grapes appear to be unique among high-risk foods. Based on studies by the Environmental Working Group seventy (70) percent of the children, who got an unsafe dose of methyl parathion eating grapes, exceeded the safe dose by a factor of ten or more. This is believed in part due to the fact that children typically eat larger numbers of grapes.

Peaches, apples and pears are also a safety concern, with 11 to 36 percent of children exposed to an unsafe dose exceeding the exposure level by a factor of ten or more.

Chlorpyrifos :

Chlorpyrifos was banned in the summer of 2000 by the US EPA. (At the time of this research Canada has yet to take similar action). It was one of the most widely used pesticides in household applications and is being used now. Chlorpyrifos when ingested by animals is converted to chloropyrifos-oxon which is a substance that is about 3000X more toxic than chloropyrifos itself. Chloropyrifos is more persistent than most organophosphates, possibly because it is stored in fatty tissues and released over time. The substance has been linked to behavioral changes, reduced IQ, memory problems, multiple chemical sensitivities, immune abnormalities and motor skills impairment. Chloropyrifos is particularly toxic to children, which is a significant factor in the recent ban in the USA. Dursban is a common trade name and this product is still found on store shelves (because it has only been discontinued and not recalled) and stored in household cupboards, so even with the ban the threat is still far from over.

Diazinon :

Diazinon is marketed mostly for household use but is also used in agricultural applications. It is a frequently detected air pollutant and one of the most commonly detected insecticides in urban and agricultural watersheds. Diazinon, like all organophosphates, is a neurotoxin. It causes headaches, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, impaired memory and motor skills. In rats when the fetus was via its mother the offspring show birth defects, motor skills impairment and delayed sexual development. Ecological effects include bird and fish mortality, interference with nitrogen fixing soil organisms, and reductions in the numbers of eggs laid by birds. Diazinon has also shown to be synergistic in that it is even more toxic when combined with other toxins. (From pesticide.org)

Malathion :

Malathion is used agriculturally and for household use. It has been implicated as being carcinogenic; it is mutagenic and often contains toxic impurities. Furthermore there is a higher incidence of occupational illness in workers exposed, per pound sold, than the average pesticide. Yet it has been called an organophosphate with “low acute mammalian toxicity”. In the environment Malathion is often far more toxic to the beneficial insects than the target pests. It has shown to be toxic to birds, honeybees and amphibians and it inhibits nitrification in soil organisms.

Carbamates :

Carbamates act in a similar manner to organophosphates in that they inhibit the enzyme acetyl cholinesterase, the enzyme essential for proper nerve functioning in insects and mammals. Carbamates are less toxic than organophosphates in that their ill side effects are more reversible. However carbamates still present several concerns for human and ecological health.

Aldicarb :

Aldicarb is widely used on cotton, soy, beans, sweet potatoes and sugar beets. Aldicarb is a systemic pesticide that is applied below the soil surface and may be found in the soil 1 year after application. Aldicarb is toxic to earthworms and beneficial insects, it is a reproductive toxin linked to stillbirths, and it has negative impacts on fish and aquatic life, and has been shown to impair immune e system functioning, even at very low doses. Furthermore aldicarb is a highly acute toxin; very small doses can be lethal. No carcinogeniteity has been detected but this could be due to its acute toxicity which would make it difficult to detect cancers.

Carbaryl :

Carbaryl has a wide number of uses with citrus and grapes being two prominent ones. It is sold for agricultural and household applications. Carbaryl has been shown to interfere with components of the immune system; rats exposed to carbaryl were twice as likely to die of bacterial infections as those not exposed. It causes a range of behavioral and neurological side effects, and is associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and childhood brain cancer. Its reproductive effects include reduced quantity and quality of sperm in males, and decreased fertility, higher fetal mortality and lower birth weights, growth and survival of infants in females.

Glyphosate (Round-Up) :

Round up is Monsanto’s biggest cash cow; it is a widely marketed and heavily used broad spectrum herbicide. Monsanto is a huge chemical giant with a history of fraud, among other things. They were until very recently also involved in the biotech industry when they sold off their biotech division to Pharmacia & Upjohn due to bad publicity. Monsanto genetically engineered soy, corn and others to be “Round-Up Ready” so that they could withstand even heavier dousing of glyphosphate as the pests are becoming resistant.

Glyphosphate is an acute toxin that causes skin and eye irritation, nausea, headaches, numbness and heart palpitations. It also inflames the stomach lining, causes genetic damage, reduces sperm count in rats, and shows an increase in miscarriages, premature births and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in farmers.

In the environment glyphosphate reduces biodiversity and reduces the numbers of beneficial insects, birds and small mammals by destroying their food sources. It has also been shown to increase a plant’s susceptibility to diseases and it inhibits the growth of nitrogen fixing bacteria in the soil.
2, 4-D (“Weed and Feed” etc)
2, 4-D is the most commonly used herbicide in the world, with 50 million pounds of it being used each year in the US alone.
2, 4-D is a selective toxin used against broadleaf weeds and is widely used on lawns to get rid of dandelions. It works by mimicking hormones that control plant growth and development resulting in abnormal growth and death. In animals it disrupts energy production (interferes with adenosine triphopsphate (ATP) synthesis), and interferes with protein synthesis and lipid metabolism. In rats exposed while in the womb offspring showed a reduced brain size and genetic mutations. In humans 2, 4-D causes drowsiness, vomiting, dizziness, kidney & liver injury, muscle twitching, eye irritations and skin lesions.

What is plant protection?

According to official statement of the Govt. of Punjab plant protection mean is the measures help in increasing the per hectare yield by protecting crops from damages of insects, diseases and weeds, because, without effective protection against the attack of pests and diseases, the beneficial outcome of other inputs may not be realized either.

Can we become successful to achieve the complete plant protection?

It’s quite sure that answer is No, because conventional system of pesticide has not ability to achieve the desired results. Above mentioned facts proved that many of the diseases developed due to pesticides, damage the fertility of soil, damage the immune system of plants, damage the defensive system of plants & also damage the natural enemies of insects. There is no treatment of viral diseases. All these facts are established & confirmed on international level, so there is a need of the time to introduce a new system of pesticides to achieve the plant protection.

Registration of Pesticides :

Pesticide is regulated through the agricultural Pesticides Ordinance 1971.The responsibility of registration / permission for import and quality control is executed through the Department of Plant Protection. This act is established for the registration of imported pesticides so this act is not fulfilling the requirement of registration of locally manufactured pesticides. Homoeopathic & Natural pesticides are an invention & invention not check on conventional methods so there is a need to establish the new parameters for registration of these pesticides.

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