Pesticides and agriculture: Profit, politics and policy

Pesticides and agriculture: Profit, politics and policy

by Dave Watson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786762764
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science Series , #67
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Dave Watson is a leading authority on sustainable development and optimising value chains in agriculture. He has taught courses on sustainable development for the University of Hull (UK), as well as managing research and development programmes for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. Dr Watson is editor of the two-volume Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize , also published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

Table of Contents

1.The evolution of the pesticide industry in the Pre-Productivist Period (2500 BC–1929 AD);
2.The evolution of the pesticide industry in the Productivist Period (1930–1973);
3.The evolution of the pesticide industry in the Divergent Period (1974–2017);
4.The evolution of the pesticide industry under Residual Productivism (1974-2017);
5.The evolution of the pesticide industry under Neo-Productivism (1974-2017);
6.The evolution of the pesticide industry under Post-Productivism (1974-2017);
7.The evolution of the pesticide industry under the ‘Sustainability Paradigm’ (1974-2017);
8.The future of pesticides and biotechnologies

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From the Publisher

"The book will be of particular interest to many whether in marketing or research throughout the pesticide industry and those involved in financial and investment in agriculture, as it provides an interesting insight to the way the industry has grown and adapted to the changes in legislation and regulatory requirements on a global scale."
Outlooks on Pest Management – review by Emeritus Prof. Graham Matthews, Imperial College London, UK

"…a fascinating and absorbing read…this book will find a readership that extends well beyond those specifically in agriculture. Pesticides and agriculture will be of immediate interest to anyone involved in production agriculture, agricultural education or agricultural research…Beyond this readership, the book should also be of interest to those who work in sectors allied to or associated with agriculture, such as horticulture, agricultural engineering and environmental sciences, as well as educated lay readers and policy makers…As a window into the history and development of the agricultural pesticides industry, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It has been a joy to review."
Food Science and Technology – the journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology; review by Emeritus Professor Ralph Early, Harper Adams University, UK

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