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.
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.
Scher\, Herbert B.
"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