The Pesticide Encyclopedia
By K Paranjape, Independent Consultant, India, V Gowariker , TIFAC, DST, Government of India, India, V Krishnamurthy, Independent Consultant, India, S Gowariker , Independent Consultant, India
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.
Suitable for students and researchers of crop protection, crop research institutes, policy makers and advisors.
The encyclopedia includes information about:1. Chemical Pesticides2. Biopesticides3. Biocontrol Agents4. Repellents5. Toxicity Related Concepts6. Growth Regulators7. Classification of Pesticides (Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Molluscicides, Nematicides, Termicides, Slimicides and Rodenticides) 8. Modes of Action in Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides and Rodenticides9. International Legislative Provisions 10. Regulatory Agencies 11. Pesticide Storage Management12. Safety Measures during Pesticide Handling13. Common Crop Pests14. Common Crop Diseases15. Common Crops16. Environmental Exposure and Contamination Issues17. Terms and Concepts Related to Pests and Pest Control Agents (Insects, Nematodes, Rodents, Enzymes, Residue Management) 18. Pesticide Formulations
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