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Application of Pesticides to Crops (Agricultural Sciences Publications)

Matthews, G. A.

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ISBN 10: 1860941680 / ISBN 13: 9781860941689
Published by Imperial College Press, 1999
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Title: Application of Pesticides to Crops (...

Publisher: Imperial College Press

Publication Date: 1999

Book Condition:Good

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Pesticides continue to provide an important tool in integrated pest management (IPM) programmes. Hitherto IPM programmes have had a strong bias towards insect control, but farmers need to control weeds, plant pathogens and other pest problems.This book follows the author's successful “pesticide application methods” by relating the equipment needs to the overall pest control requirement of major crops. It outlines the pest problems against which farmers are using pesticides and focusses on the details of the application techniques they need to optimise pesticide use.Much attention is now being given to genetically modified crops, but these do not necessarily avoid the use of pesticides. Some are engineered to be resistant to certain herbicides, so the use of these herbicides will still require careful application in order to minimise environmental side effects. Similarly, crops engineered for resistance to certain insect pest species may remain susceptible to other pests, thus emphasising the need for crop monitoring and careful use of any chemicals to avoid disrupting biological control.

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"I doubt whether there are many people better qualified than Professor Graham A Matthews to have written it." -- Pest Management Focus

"an excellent survey of pest problems and control measures in terms of practical application of pesticides." -- Pest Management Science, 2001

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