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Pesticide using pattern in the adjacent area of wetlands of Dhamrai Upazila of Bangladesh; Farmers’ perceptions about the effects on agriculture and aquatic environment

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 10, Issue (3), Pages 32-37, August,10 (2021)


In this report, farmers of five separate unions in Dhamrai Upazila under Dhaka district, Bangladesh, were questioned about pesticide use patterns. The findings indicate that various pesticides are commonly used in cropland to increase yield. Pesticides were used by farmers to prevent and manage insects, pests and diseases in their field crops. Pesticides used extensively and excessively poisoned the aquatic ecosystem (wetlands) and harmed aquatic species in their health and reproduction. Lack of knowledge about pesticides, their use, and toxicity was recognized to a lack of education and awareness. As a result, farmers' has no a vast knowledge about pesticide using patterns in the adjacent area of wetlands that must be improved. In the above research area, the current study could aid in the development of strategies for preventing pesticide hazards and raising farmer awareness of environmental concerns, including health impacts on aquatic species.


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