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Question 1: But it was only with the ________ and mechanization of agriculture in the 18th and 19th century, and the introduction of the insecticides pyrethrum and derris that chemical pest control became widespread.
Islamic Golden AgeIndustrial RevolutionIndustrialisationPoverty

Question 2: UF/IFAS Pest Alert Web site - ________, nematodes and plant diseases affecting humans, livestock/pets, agricultural and ornamental plants
AnnelidOnychophoraMolluscaArthropod

Question 3: On August 10, 1973, the ________ printed the definition of Space treatment as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyā€ˇ (EPA)[1]:
Federal RegisterLaw libraryAdministrative Procedure ActNational Archives and Records Administration

Question 4: In order to maximize food production, it is advantageous to protect crops from competing species of plants, as well as from ________ competing with humans.
HerbivoreHeterotrophCarnivorePredation

Question 5: The ________, which is about 4,000 years old, also mentions the use of poisonous plants for pest control.
Purusha suktaRigvedaVedasMahabharata

Question 6: Chemical pest control is still the predominant type of pest control today, although its long-term effects led to a renewed interest in traditional and ________ towards the end of the 20th century.
PredationInsectBeeBiological pest control

Question 7: A family of five ________ can consume up to 3000 rodents in breeding season.
LoonParrotOwlBird

Question 8: Pest control refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, usually because it is perceived to be detrimental to a person's health, the ________ or the economy.
BiologyBotanyEcologyEcosystem

Question 9: In the USA, ________ caused a nuisance by tearing open refuse sacks.
CougarRed FoxRaccoonGray Wolf

Question 10: Techniques such as ________, companion planting (also known as intercropping or mixed cropping), and the selective breeding of pest-resistant cultivars have a long history.
Crop rotationAgricultureSustainable agricultureOrganic farming







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