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Pesticide Encyclopedia

Pesticide Encyclopedia

Now Published!

By V Gowariker, Senior Chemical Technologist; VSSC; ISRO; DST; Government of India, India, V N Krishnamurthy, Senior Chemist & Industrial Consultant, VSSC, India, S Gowariker, Independent Consultant, India, K Paranjape, Independent Consultant, India

December 2014 / Hardback / 726 Pages / 9781780640143 £195.00 / €255.00 / $370.00
With 10% online discount: £175.50 / €229.50 / $333.00
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Main Description

In today's world, food security is an important issue. Food shortages push prices up, impacting upon the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of rural poor across the globe. One way to increase food security is to decrease the amount of yield lost to pests. The Pesticide Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the fight against pests, covering chemical pesticides, biocontrol agents and biopesticides. It also covers interrelated topics such as pesticide toxicity, legislation and regulation, handling, storage and safety aspects, IPM techniques, resistance management, interaction of pesticides with soil and the environment.

An important reference for policy makers, advisers and students and researchers of crop science, this book also includes useful notes on commonly known plant diseases and pests.

  • a: The encyclopedia includes information about:
  • 1: Chemical Pesticides
  • 2: Biopesticides
  • 3: Biocontrol Agents
  • 4: Repellents
  • 5: Toxicity Related Concepts
  • 6: Growth Regulators
  • 7: Classification of Pesticides (Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Molluscicides, Nematicides, Termicides, Slimicides and Rodenticides)
  • 8: Modes of Action in Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides and Rodenticides
  • 9: International Legislative Provisions
  • 10: Regulatory Agencies
  • 11: Pesticide Storage Management
  • 12: Safety Measures during Pesticide Handling
  • 13: Common Crop Pests
  • 14: Common Crop Diseases
  • 15: Common Crops
  • 16: Environmental Exposure and Contamination Issues
  • 17: Terms and Concepts Related to Pests and Pest Control Agents (Insects, Nematodes, Rodents, Enzymes, Residue Management)
  • 18: Pesticide Formulations"
"The information compiled is prodigious, the organization logical, and the multidisciplinary, multinational, multiagency, and multiple-industry scope provides reasonably comprehensive coverage. This technical desk reference focused primarily on the Indian subcontinent will mainly aid professional chemists and agronomists, as well as advanced researchers in related fields, by addressing specific questions or quests for further information. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced students through faculty/researchers; professionals." - CHOICE Reviews