Have you ever used carbofuran? Have you ever used furadan? Furadan is usually used to anticipate plants that are attacked by insects such as ants. Ants that form colonies and nests usually make the leaves wrinkle and the plants look unhealthy. The countermeasure is usually done by sprinkling furadan around the roots of the plant.
So, what is the relationship between Furadan and carbofuran?
Carbofuran is one of the highly toxic carbamate pesticides (pesticides containing carbonic groups). Carbofuran is also commonly known as furadan. Carbofuran is used to control insects in various crops in agriculture, such as potatoes, corn, and soybeans. Carbofuran is classified as a systemic insecticide, which means that the insecticide is absorbed through the plant roots and then distributed to all plant organs where the insecticide concentration is reached. Carbofuran also has contact activity against pests.
However, it turns out that carbofuran is difficult to break down in the soil and its toxic properties remain dangerous. In fact, worms that eat leaf fragments that still contain carbofuran also die. More dangerously, if eaten by humans it can accumulate to cause cancer.
The solution? Use natural ingredients to deal with plant pest organisms (OPT), such as papaya leaves, betel, lemongrass, and chili. Pound all the ingredients, or some of the ingredients, or just one type of ingredient, then add enough water, let stand 12–24 hours, strain, and apply.
Let’s move towards organic farming.