U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Dakota State University Extension Service
Pesticides are widely used in agriculture today. Producers use pesticides because they are effective and generally reasonably priced. The benefits include reduced yield losses and time savings to the producer, and lower food and fiber costs for consumer.
Messmer, T. A. and G. Dahl. 1991. Wildlife and Pesticides - A practical guide to reducing the risk. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Dakota State University Extension Service. No. WL-1017.