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Pesticides in Agriculture and the Environment

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 90

Edited By: WB Wheeler

360 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #135090 | ISBN: 0824708091
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About this book

Discussing the range of effects of pesticides on food and human safety, water quality, wildlife, and pest management, this book explores the agricultural, economic, and regulatory factors that affect pesticide use. It examines crop and pest ecology, integrated pest management principles, and emerging analytical tools to improve the efficacy and cost-efficiency of pest control. Expert contributions describe the current status of pesticides issues and those related to pest management. The book summarizes advances and trends in the crop protection industry, such as integrated pest management, hybrid seed and generic pesticide production, improved pesticide formulations, and plant biotechnology.


Three decades of federal integrated pest management policy; biological control; economic issues of agricultural pesticide use and policy in the United States; risk assessment; environmental fate of pesticides; pesticide residue procedures for rawagricultural commodities - an international view; pest management issues on minor crops; arthropod resistance to pesticides - status and overview; new technologies for the delivery of pesticides in agriculture; evolution of the crop protection industry.

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