Standard Pesticide User's Guide, The (6th Edition)

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For courses in Environmental Science or Agriculture including Plant and Soil Science, Weed Science, Entomology, Turfgrass Science, Horticulture, Botany, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Systems Management, Plant Protection, and Fundamentals of Pesticides. Written in clear, non-technical language, this text is designed as an introduction for those who will be directly responsible for the application of pesticides. It develops an understanding of the importance of pesticides as highly-regulated chemicals that deserve respect in their use in food and fiber production. Comprehensive in approach, it covers all aspects of pesticide principles and use: animal and plant pests; laws; liability and recordkeeping; labels; safety; environmental considerations; formulations; application equipment; transportation; storage; decontamination; disposal; and integrated pest management. This wide range of information also makes this text useful as a desk reference.

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Written in clear, non-technical language, this text is designed for those who are new to pesticides and who will be responsible for applying them. Comprehensive in approach, it covers all aspects of pesticide principles and use -- animal and plant pests; laws, liability, and recordkeeping; labels; safety; environmental considerations; formulations and adjuvants; application equipment and its calibration; calculations and formulas; transportation, storage, decontamination, and disposal; and integrated pest management.

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Now in its sixth edition, The Standard Pesticide User's Guide has proven itself to be a valuable source of information to those who are new to pesticides, as well as those that wish to have an understanding of the importance of pesticides in our society.

Comprehensive in approach, this new edition covers all aspects of pesticide principles and use — from animal and plant pests, laws, and liability, to decontamination, disposal, and integrated pest management.

Same features of this new edition include:

  • Reorganization of chapters to provide a smoother approach to the study of pesticides
  • Updated website addresses for more detailed pesticide information
  • The most up-to-date information on pesticide laws and regulations

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