Bats and Agriculture
Usage of pesticides on farms contributes to higher cultivation yields, better quality produce, and efficient farm management. However, a concerning matter is that these pesticides may not reach their target organism completely. Remains of these pesticides enter the soil, water, and air eventually reaching non-target organisms such as bats. While it is unlikely that insectivorous bats would come into direct contact with agricultural pesticides, they do, however, consume a high volume of insects per night. This project investigates the ways modern agriculture in affects microbats.