Just like tilling the soil to uproot undesirable plants, pulling weeds by hand also is a method of crop protection. This time-consuming process is practiced on many farms around the world, which is why we’re working to provide all farmers with more efficient ways of addressing weeds so they can focus on other important aspects of cultivating their crops.
At any point in a plant’s life, it can become susceptible to pests — even when plants are well-established and thriving. For this reason, there are many crop protection solutions that support plants before they root, such as seed coatings that provide vital nutrients and keep underground pests at bay. Similarly, other solutions help protect plants from the challenges they might encounter above ground, like pests that damage leaves or other parts of the plant.