Agriculture was developed to produce crops and livestock for human consumption. As the human population increases, the amount of food produced is very important. Unfortunately, there are other organisms out there that want to consume the crops that are meant for humans. It is estimated that nearly 37% of all crops produced in our country each year are destroyed by agricultural pests, which results in an economic loss.
Due to this high loss in food production, pesticides are often used to try to combat the problem. Pesticides are chemicals that kill or manage the population of pests. There are many different types of pesticides on the market today, but the most common are herbicides and in Chloropyriphos 20% EC insecticides, which kill or manage unwanted plants and insects.