Nova Season 5 Episode 16 - The Insect Alternative

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Watch Nova season 5 episode 16 online for free at WatchSeriesLite. In a world that each year loses up to 40 percent of its crops to insects, some form of pest control is desperately needed. But chemical pesticides have backfired. Pesticide-resistant insects frequently develop, and previously harmless insects have become devastating infestations. Farmers have found themselves trapped on a “pesticide treadmill”—the more they spray, the more they have to spray. NOVA examines several alternatives for pest control. A weekly documentary series, each episode providing an in-depth look at a different subject of scientific research. Subjects examined by this show have included…

Air Date: May 24, 1978

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