Herbicides – Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of herbicides

  • They kill unwanted plants.
  • They are easy to use.
  • They work fast in critical situations.
  • Most of the time one application of the herbicide is enough whereas other methods have to be continually used.
  • Herbicides are relatively cheap, and most of the time cheaper than manual weeding.

Disadvantages of herbicides

  • Harmful effects on the environment
  • Badly affects human health
  • Adverse effects on crop plant
  • Build-up of resistant biotypes of weeds