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Pesticides
Health, Safety and the Environment
by Graham Matthews

Pesticides begins by looking at the developmental history of pesticides, and how crop protection was achieved before they were in use, how pesticides are registered for use and what happens to pesticides in food and the environment.

Pesticide application and operator safety is investigated and the future of pesticides in light of the development of genetically modified crops is explored.

Pesticides:

  • Provides commercially important information for the agro-chemical industry
  • Addresses all aspects of public concern relating to human health and the environment, including spray drift, bystander, resident and worker exposure
  • Looks at the future of pesticides in light of the increasing prevalence of genetically modified crops

Contents

Pesticides and Agricultural Development

  • Principal Pesticides
  • Major crops
  • Forests
  • Tillage
  • Amenity Areas and Home Gardens
  • Nuisance Pests and Vector Control
  • Legislation

Approval of Pesticides

  • Retrospective Assessment
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Endocrine Disrupters
  • Approval in Relation to Efficacy
  • Operator Proficiency
  • Waste Management

Application of Pesticides

  • Hydraulic Sprayers
  • Space Treatment Equipment
  • Granule Application
  • Seed Treatment
  • Storage of Pesticides and Equipment
  • Timing and Number of Spray Applications

Operator Exposure

  • Methodology of Measuring Exposure
  • Exposure of Hands
  • Inhalation Exposure
  • Biomonitoring
  • First Aid
  • Periods of Exposure

Spray Drift, Bystander, Resident and Worker Exposure

  • What is Drift?
  • How is Drift Measured?
  • Airborne Droplets
  • Bystander Exposure
  • Residential Exposure
  • Worker Exposure

Environmental Aspects of Spray Drift

  • Protecting Water
  • Protecting Vegetation
  • Protecting Birds
  • Overall Environmental Impact Assessments

Residues in Food

The Future of Pesticides

  • Weed Management
  • Disease Management
  • Insect Management
  • Traditional Plant Breeding
  • Present Day Pesticides
  • Other Insecticides
  • More Selective Applications
  • Pheromones
  • GM Crops
  • Perceptions and Hopes for the Future

Index

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Pesticides
Health, Safety and the Environment
by Graham Matthews

2006 235 pages $169.00 + shipping
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