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Crop protection is the science and practice of managing plant diseases, weeds, and other pests (both vertebrate and invertebrate) that damage crops and forestry. Crops include field crops (maize, wheat, rice, etc.), vegetable crops (potatoes, cabbages, etc.), and fruits. The crops in the field are exposed to many factors. The crop plants may be damaged by insects, birds, rodents, bacteria, etc. Crop protection encompasses:

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