The purpose of this section is to provide school and university students, and others with an interest in this subject, to learn about the various factors that  determine how plant protection practices have evolved over time. It takes the form of a step-through tutorial, that can be accessed by clicking on the following link – An illustrated history of plant protection. Scroll down to work through it.

Starting with the early beginnings in subsistence agriculture, we then examine various examples that illustrate the many economic, technical, social and regulatory factors that have influenced the development, effectiveness and problems associated with modern plant protection strategies.