Evolution and short reproductive cycles.

Pesticides are a form of selection in the evolution of insects - not a "natural selection" but a selection pressure nonetheless. If a pesticide is applied to say a crop of whatever and it kills off 99% of the infecting bugs, this is a success for the farmer in the short-term. However, that 1% of the bugs that survive have some trait that makes them immun... more

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