256 pages, diags
Despite a history of several decades of pesticide regulation, continuous innovation, and considerable practical experience with using pesticides in agriculture, the environmental impact of pesticide use continues to be of serious concern.
Contributors' biographical notes Acknowledgements List of reviewers Preface Chapter 1: Questions around the persistence of the pesticide problem Chapter 2: An agricultural vision Chapter 3: The authorisation of pesticides in the light of sustainability Chapter 4: Innovation in the agrochemical industry Chapter 5: Regulatory science in an international regime: An institutional analysis Chapter 6: Farmers' agrochemical use decisions and the potential of efficiency and innovation offsets Chapter 7: Variations in agricultural practice and environmental care Chapter 8: Assessing the environmental performance of agriculture: Pesticide use, risk and management indicators Chapter 9: integrated assessment of pesticides: Methods for predicting and detecting environmental risks in a safety net Chapter 10: Site-specific pest management Chapter 11: New Biotechnology, crop protection and sustainable development Chapter 12: European food industry initiatives reducing pesticide use Chapter 13: Impact of International Policies (CAP) and Agreements (WTO) on the development of organic farming Chapter 14: Integration: Learning to solve the problem. Index
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Frank den Hond and Peter Groenewegen are at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, and Nico van Straalen is at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, all of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.