Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment
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Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment

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Enormous increases in agricultural productivity can properly be associated with the use of chemicals. This statement applies equally to crop production through the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, as to livestock production and the associated use of drugs, steroids and other growth accelerators. There is, however a dark side to this picture and it is important to balance the benefits which flow from the use of agricultural chemicals against their environmental impacts which sometimes are seriously disadvantageous. Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment explores a variety of issues which currently are subject to wide-ranging debate and are of concern not only to the scientific establishment and to students, but also to farmers, landowners, managers, legislators, and to the general public.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7.62mm | 420g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 0854042202
  • 9780854042203

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Enormous increases in agricultural productivity can properly be associated with the use of chemicals. This statement applies equally to crop production through the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, as to livestock production and the associated use of drugs, steroids and other growth accelerators. There is, however a dark side to this picture and it is important to balance the benefits which flow from the use of agricultural chemicals against their environmental impacts which sometimes are seriously disadvantageous. Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment explores a variety of issues which currently are subject to wide-ranging debate and are of concern not only to the scientific establishment and to students, but also to farmers, landowners, managers, legislators, and to the general public.
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Table of contents

Fertilizers and Nitrate Leaching; Eutrophication of Natural Waters and Toxic Algal Blooms; Impact of Agricultural Pesticides on Water Quality; Agricultural Nitrogen and Emissions to the Atmosphere; Drugs and Dietary Additives, Their Use in Animal Production and Potential Environmental Consequences; Detection, Analysis and Risk Assessment of Cyanobacterial Toxins; Subject Index.
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Review quote

"...An essential introduction to the understanding of the environment-agriculture interface, it systematizes the basic hard science core facts in an accessible and most logical way." * International Journal of Environment and Pollution Volume 8 Nos 1-2 1997 * "The series as a whole, is wide-ranging and aims to provide a concise, authoritative and up-to-date review of topical subjects."

"The six reviews are interesting and clearly presented" -- A.C Edwards, * Chemistry and Ecology, 13:2 137-138 *
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About R. E. Hester

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.


Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.


Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.
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