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Professor Graham Matthews has been joined by two new co-authors to increase the breadth and depth of coverage in this updated edition of Pesticide Application Methods; the standard work on the application of pesticides, providing vital information for all professionals involved in crop production and crop protection.
As the world's population reaches 7 billion, and is set to increase dramatically over the next ten years, the production of more crops to feed the burgeoning population will be the greatest challenge facing the world in the coming years. Pesticides have undoubtedly helped to increase agricultural production and their correct and careful application contributes significantly to higher productivity allowing us to feed and protect the growing population. Pesticide Application Methods, 4th Edition, is the standard work for all those involved in crop protection.
This fully revised and expanded edition provides up-to-date information on the different types of application techniques and how they should be used to ensure efficient and effective pest control. The third edition of Pesticide Application Methods was published more than ten years ago, since which a number of important developments have taken place. Developments, for example, are changes to legislation both in the EU and USA concerning water quality.
This has an impact on how spray is applied and, more particularly, how the sprayer is designed to minimize quantities that remain in the equipment when spraying is completed, and in addition inform how and when the sprayer is cleaned. Concern about spray drift has also continued and has led to more research on how to reduce the amount of spray that moves downwind from a treated area. Important new information on this topic is included within this new edition.
This important new edition of Pesticide Application Methods is a commercially important reference tool and will be of great use and interest to all those working in crop protection, including agricultural entomologists and plant pathologists, pesticide scientists, advisors and consultants, large-scale growers, agricultural and horticultural scientists, agrochemical industry personnel including those involved in equipment supply and product formulation. Libraries in government and commercial research establishments, universities and agricultural colleges where agricultural and biological sciences are studied and taught should have multiple copies of Pesticide Application Methods on their shelves.
Graham Matthews is Emeritus Professor at the International Pesticide Application Research Centre, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, U.K. Graham has authored several books for Blackwell / Wiley-Blackwell including Pesticides (2006) and Integrated Vector Management (2011). He is a world-renowned expert in methods of pest control.
Paul Miller is Head of the Spray Applications Unit at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany at Silsoe, Bedford, U.K.
Roy Bateman is at the International Pesticide Application Research Centre, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, U. K. Roy Is Chair of the British Crop Production Council's Expert Working Group on Application Methods