by Rayanna Boodram PART 1
All plants are susceptible to pests and diseases. Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes. Climate change can simply be defined as the long-term change in the earth’s climate.
With climate change constantly resulting in many different environmental effects, patterns of pest and disease also change. As farmers and owners of household ornamental or vegetable gardens, we are faced with the challenge of preventing and controlling pest and disease without the use of toxic chemicals which can be health risks to humans and beneficial/non-target organisms, and pollutants to the environment.