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New Kind of Pesticide Developed

Pyongyang, July 3 (KCNA) — Great efforts are being directed to preventing possible damage by the harmful insects while weeding in cooperative farms throughout the country.

Popular among the co-op farms is the pesticide called “clod of agricultural chemicals”.

Cooperative farms in Pyongyang, South Phyongan and North Hwanghae Provinces are applying the pesticide to protecting various farm crops including rice from harmful insects.

The agricultural chemicals are made with various botanical elements, oil substance, emulsifying agent, etc.

The clod, which has a strong contact and permeability, is instantly dissolved in water and forms a thin layer on the surface of water to stick to harmful insects when moving.

It permeates into the body of insect to paralyze the information-conveying system, with the result that insects neither move nor eat.

The layer of the agricultural chemicals on the surface of water lasts for two or three days and then forms rings around rice stalks.

It is very convenient to use.

Walking along ridges between rice-fields, people throw it without using any sprayer.

It can be also applied on a windy or rainy day.

The pesticide affects only harmful insects but does not harm to the human body.

Two kilograms are enough per hectare.

The pesticide was made by the Mangyongdae Patriotic Compound Microbiological Fertilizer Factory.

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