Mention the three different ways in which insect pest can attack the plant. Mention the preventive and control measures that need to be taken before storing the agriculture produce.
Insect pests attack crops by:
i)Sucking the cellular sap from various plant parts
ii)Cutting the roots, stem, and leaves of plants
iii)Boring into stems and fruits
Before storing the agricultural produce, the preventive measures that are followed include:
i)Strict cleaning of the produce.
ii)Proper drying of the produce first in sunlight and then in shade
iii) Fumigation using chemicals that can kill pests.
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