Controlled-Release Delivery Systems for Pesticides: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Controlled-Release Delivery Systems for Pesticides

1st Edition

By Herbert B. Scher

CRC Press

336 pages

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Hardback: 9780824719883
pub: 1999-06-10
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Highlighting means of reducing toxicity, increasing efficacy, lessening environmental impact, and facilitating product development, this work covers up-to-date advances in pesticide delivery technologies. It evaluates pesticide formulations and their use in mixtures that reduce physical incompatibilities in spray tanks and biological anatagonism in the field.


"The book provides essential reading for all those involved in pesticide formulation as well as environmental scientists as there will increasing pressure to optimise dosage delivery to obtain economic control, while reducing the amount of pesticide released into the environment."

---International Pest Control

Table of Contents

Microcapsules: selection of coating and microencapsulation processes; microencapsulation of solid particles; application and particle design of insecticide microcapsules. Microparticles: controlled-release of pesticides from microparticles; dispersible microparticles. Granule: controlled-release pesticide formulations from cornstarch; formulation of microbial pesticides; controlled-release granules, with emphasis on lignin-based methods. Devices: long-term controlled-release pesticide devices; temperature-triggered permeability of capsules and seed coatings; controlled delivery of pesticides through synthetic biodegradable polymer compositions; controlled-release devices for pheromones.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical