Standard Pesticide User's Guide, The (7th Edition)

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9780132187633: Standard Pesticide User's Guide, The (7th Edition)

Covers all aspects of pesticide principles and use, including topics such as: environmental considerations; insects; plant disease agents; weeds; integrated pest management; laws; liability; recordkeeping; labels; safety; formulations; application equipment; transportation; storage; decontamination; and disposal. Using a non-technical presentation, it helps readers gain an understanding of why pesticides are used, how to apply them safely and how to do this within the letter of the law. Supplies the necessary information for pesticide applicators to use pesticides in a responsible manner. Offer readers quick and easy access to reference material such as the United States and Canadian Pesticide Control Offices, restricted use pesticides, pesticide information telephone numbers and Web page addresses, cold weather handling of liquid chemical products, etc. Because the science of pesticide use has become a highly specialized field, this books is an excellent desk reference for those seeking re-certification and those currently working in the field. 

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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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