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Pesticides in Agriculture and the Environment

1st Edition

Edited by Willis B. Wheeler

CRC Press

360 pages

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Hardback: 9780824708092
pub: 2002-08-14
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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.

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"This volume is well written and illustrated. It will provide a useful reference for agriculturalists and pest management specialists … ."

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General