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Pesticide Selectivity, Health and the Environment

Pesticide Selectivity, Health and the Environment

by Bill Carlile


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521811941
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2006
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

W. R. Carlile is a Principal Lecturer in Crop Science at Nottingham Trent University. He is also an advisor to several major agrochemical companies.

Table of Contents

1. The rationale, principles and regulation of pesticide use; 2. Herbicides and plant growth regulators; 3. Fungicides; 4. Insecticides and other compounds that control invertebrate pests; 5. Soil sterilants, fumigants and vertebrate poisons; 6. Pesticide toxicology; 7. Pesticides and human health; 8. Pesticides in the environment; 9. Pesticides and non-target species; 10. Public perceptions, comparative risk assessment, and future prospects for pesticides.

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