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[Ambassador report] CLIMATE CHANGE AND PEST INFESTATION ON AGRICULTURE (Free report)

by Kushal Naharki | 24-05-2020 02:22 Comments 18 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate with shifts in global climatic phenomena with several impacts on human health, economy, and environment and representing the biggest challenge for the future of humanity and the life-support systems. Climate variability and extremes events have negative effects on many aspects of agriculture. Along with direct consequence on the food production system, climate change has and will have an impact on the species involved in the agricultural system. 

From the largest mammal to the smallest insect, every species plays a distinct and important role on Earth. Whether found in your backyard or across the world, they maintain a vital balance in habitats and resources we depend on. Changing climate variables can either increase or decrease the pest population of both beneficial insects and harmful insects. Climate change can interfere with crop production via modification of the population and function of pests and pathogens. 

Insect pest population is also expected to change as with the change in the climate. Climate variables like temperature, humidity, precipitation, etc. are the factors for the growth, development, and multiplication of creatures such as insects, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Climate change results in changes in diversity and abundance of insect pests, the geographical distribution of insect pests. It increases overwintering insects, rapid population growth, and the introduction of alternative host plants. It can have changes in host plant resistance, increase risk of invasive pest species, and the emergence of insect-transmitted diseases.

Rising temperature, modified precipitation patterns, disturbed gaseous composition of the atmosphere, etc. are causing the change in the population, mobility, and behavior of insect pests. Each additional degree of temperature rise could cause yield losses from insect pests to increase by a further 10-25%. Climate change has increased the pest population and their damage potential by expanding distribution, enhancing survivability, and allowing to develop the adaptability of insect pests. Increased global temperature will also influence the phenology of insects including early arrival of insect pests in their agricultural habitats and the emergence time of a range of insect pests.

Impacts of climate change on agricultural insect pests will directly or indirectly have serious impacts on crop growth, production, and agricultural systems also in the pest management scheme. All these impacts have ultimate effects on agriculture and food security and have put forward new challenges for pest management. Long-term monitoring of population levels and insect behavior, particularly in identifiably sensitive regions, may provide some of the first indications of a biological response to climate change.

The theme of Earth Day 2020 is “Climate Action” which is celebrated on 22nd April as it commemorates the 50th anniversary this year. Let’s inform people about both the global and local impacts of species extinction, promote concepts and values that encourage us to understand the role of each species in maintaining ecosystem balance and empower our community with civic engagement skills necessary to protecting biodiversity at the local and global level.  We can also be a conscious consumer and tourist by participating in ecotourism, find eco-friendly and ethical alternatives to our home or business’s pesticides, herbicides and cleaning products, remove harmful litter from our local environment, organize invasive species removal projects and designate protected areas where native species can thrive, urge our local representatives to support species protection by signing petitions and writing letters and participate in the event to demonstrate a collective public commitment to species protection and climate action!

REFERENCES:

Brief, C. (2018, August 31). Rise in Insect Pests Under Climate Change to Hit Crop Yields, Study Says. Retrieved from Eco Watch: https://www.ecowatch.com/insect-pests-crop-yields-2600805242.html

Earth Day 2020. (n.d.). Retrieved from Earth Day: https://www.earthday.

Shrestha, S. (2019). Effects of Climate Change in Agricultural Insect Pest. ACTA SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURE (ISSN: 2581-365X), 3(12).

My article on " Climate Change and Pest Infestation on Agriculture" Climateducate blog. You can also view this article on : http://climateducate.weebly.com/ceblog/pest-infestation-on-agriculture-and-climate-change

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18 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you Sang Su Mentor
    Posted 28-05-2020 13:55

Kushal Naharki

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Kushal Naharki, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    As you well indicated in your article, climate change exerts deleterious impacts not only on humans but also animals and plants living on the earth. I can even feel it is a lot hotter in the summer and colder in the winter than it was 20 years ago when I was 5 years old. Among many negative impacts, agricultural problems would be one of the most serious problems because agriculture is directly connected to surviving. Therefore, it is essential to care for the environmental health!

    Thank you for your article.
    Posted 28-05-2020 12:59

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    It was very useful and informataive report dai,
    Thanks for sharing
    Posted 28-05-2020 12:43

Kushal Naharki

Prabha Bhusal

  • Prabha Bhusal says :
    Greeting Kushal Dai
    Very useful and informataive report
    Thanks for sharing
    GREEN CHEERS
    Regards,
    Prabha
    Posted 27-05-2020 18:15

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you Taehyun mentor
    Posted 27-05-2020 00:35

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Kushal Naharki, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for your article on the change in the formation of the ecosystem caused by global warming. Climate change due to global warming, and temperatures are still making ecological changes that no one can predict. There's a situation where the temperate climate decades ago is changing into a tropical climate, and we really need to stop global warming in order to preserve the ecosystem.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 26-05-2020 23:19

Kushal Naharki

Diana Gamazova

  • Diana Gamazova says :
    I agree and how popular is it in nowadays!
    I didnt think about it before, thanks for reminding and new facts!
    Green cheers and have a nice day!
    Posted 26-05-2020 01:26

Kushal Naharki

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Kushal dai!

    I hope you are fine and doing great!

    Climate change has invited more and more new pest and has huge negative impact on agriculture.

    Thanks for sharing!

    GREEN CHEERS !

    Regards,
    Sonika
    Posted 24-05-2020 22:54

Kushal Naharki

Samiksha Adhikari

  • Samiksha Adhikari says :
    Thank you for sharing the useful report!!
    Posted 24-05-2020 19:31

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Indeed @Malika all species are important and we need to protect for our ecosystem
    Posted 24-05-2020 19:23

Malika  Rustamova

  • Malika Rustamova says :
    Thanks for interesting and useful report! Agree that each species play their own role and necessary in the nature
    Posted 24-05-2020 18:35

Kushal Naharki

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings kushal dai
    I hope you are doing well!
    Very informative report on climate change and pest infestation in agriculture
    Thank you so much for this report.
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 24-05-2020 12:38

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