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Which of the following statement/s hold true for microbe friendly agriculture?
  1. Microbe coated seeds are eco-friendly.
  2. Fluoroacetamide is a bioinsecticide.
  3. Insects do not spoil biotechnologically aided plants.
  4. Spinosad is a biopesticide.


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The correct options are
A Microbe coated seeds are eco-friendly.
C Insects do not spoil biotechnologically aided plants.
D Spinosad is a biopesticide.
Seeds of certain crops are coated with powder or solution of a microbe necessary for supplying certain nutrients promoting plant health. This process is called inoculation.Solution containing Azotobacter and artificial nitrogenase is used in organic farming. It greatly reduces dependency on fertilizers. Fluoroacetamide is a soil polluting pesticide which can be destroyed by microbes. Bacterial and fungal toxins are put into plants which resist insects from consuming them. Spinosad is one such biopesticide.

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