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Pesticide on leaf. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of droplets of pesticide on the surface (epidermis) of a leaf. Two of the pesticide droplets are touching a trichome leaf hair. The epidermal cells of the leaf surface are seen. Pesticides are required in intensive agriculture because animal or plant pests that establish themselves in the uniform habitat provided by large fields of a single crop can spread rapidly, causing extensive damage. Magnification: x280 at 6.5x9.5 inch size.
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