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Economic sustainability: Less pesticide rarely causes loss

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A large-scale study covering a wide range of arable farming systems reveals that, besides the obvious environmental benefits, low pesticide use rarely decreases productivity and profitability.

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Figure 1: Pre-emergence herbicide in band application during maize sowing.

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Vasileiadis, V. Economic sustainability: Less pesticide rarely causes loss. Nature Plants 3, 17016 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.16

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