Herbicide-Resistant Crops: Agricultural, Economic, Environmental, Regulatory, and Technological Aspects

Herbicide-Resistant Crops: Agricultural, Economic, Environmental, Regulatory, and Technological Aspects

by Stephen O. Duke
     
 
Edited by a recognized leader in the field, Herbicide-Resistant Crops is the first book to cover all of the issues related to the controversial topic of herbicide-resistant crops. It provides extensive discussions of the modern biotechnological methods that have been used to develop such crops, and reviews the implications - both positive and negative - of developing

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Edited by a recognized leader in the field, Herbicide-Resistant Crops is the first book to cover all of the issues related to the controversial topic of herbicide-resistant crops. It provides extensive discussions of the modern biotechnological methods that have been used to develop such crops, and reviews the implications - both positive and negative - of developing crops that are resistant to herbicides. The creation and anticipated applications of specific herbicide-resistant crops are also discussed. In addition, the book covers the potential impact of herbicide-resistant crops on weed management practices and the environment, and presents issues related to the regulation and economics of these crops.
The editor has brought together a diverse group of professionals, representing the several distinct areas impacted by the new technology of herbicide-resistant crops. The wide range of viewpoints presented in this book creates a balanced and complete survey, providing a notable contribution to the literature.

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Sections on technology, effects on weed control, economics, environmental concerns, regulation, and risk assessment review the latest research in herbicide-resistant crops. Topics include genetic engineering of crops for tolerance to 2,4-D; the potential roles for herbicide-resistant crops in world agriculture; seed company perspectives; and movement of crop transgenes into wild plants. For regulatory officials, biotechnologists, economists, agriculturalists, and environmentalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566700450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/27/1995
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.13(d)

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