Pesticides in Agriculture and the Environment

1st Edition

Willis B. Wheeler

CRC Press
Published August 14, 2002
Reference - 360 Pages
ISBN 9780824708092 - CAT# DK1994
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

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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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