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Techniques for Reducing Pesticide Use: Economic and Environmental Benefits

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: David Pimentel

444 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Feb 1997 | #68117 | ISBN: 0471968382
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NHBS Price: £229.00 $280/€256 approx

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Technologies now exist to reduce pesticide use by at least 50%, without reducing crop yields or substantially altering `cosmetic standards' of fresh fruit and vegetables. Reducing pesticide use will lower the economic costs of pest control, protect public health, and improve the stability of the natural environment. The various pest management techniques available are discussed in all chapters of this book.


Partial table of contents: Pest Management in Agriculture (D. Pimentel). Environmental Ethics and Pesticide Use (H. Lehman). Environmental and Socio-Economic Costs of Pesticide Use (D. Pimentel & A. Greiner). Host-Plant Resistance to Insect Pests (H. van Emden). What is Durable Resistance? A General Outline (J. Parlevliet). Benefits of Minimum Pesticide Use in Insect and Mite Control in Orchards (T. Edland). IPM Practices for Reducing Fungicide Use in Field Crops (K. Bailey). IPM Techniques for Greenhouse Crops (J. Grant). Index.

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