The Standard Pesticide User's Guide

The Standard Pesticide User's Guide

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For courses in Environmental Science or Agriculture including Plant and Soil Science, Weed Science, Entomology, Turfgrass Science, Horticulture, Botany, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Systems Management, Plant Protection, and Fundamentals of Pesticides. Written in clear, non-technical language, this text is designed as an introduction for those who will be directly responsible for the application of pesticides. It develops an understanding of the importance of pesticides as highly-regulated chemicals that deserve respect in their use in food and fiber production. Comprehensive in approach, it covers all aspects of pesticide principles and use: animal and plant pests; laws; liability and recordkeeping; labels; safety; environmental considerations; formulations; application equipment; transportation; storage; decontamination; disposal; and integrated pest management. This wide range of information also makes this text useful as a desk reference.show more

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  • Hardback | 557 pages
  • 181.4 x 241.8 x 27.9mm | 961.62g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0130431680
  • 9780130431684

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Pesticides. 2. Pesticides and Environmental Considerations. 3. Insects. 4. Plant Disease Agents. 5. Vertebrate Pests. 6. Weeds. 7. Integrated Pest Management. 8. Pesticide Laws, Liability, and Recordkeeping. 9. The Pesticide Label. 10. Pesticide Safety. 11. Pesticide Formulations and Adjuvants. 12. Pesticide Application Equipment. 13. Pesticide Equipment Calibration. 14. Pesticide Calculations and Useful Formulas. 15. Pesticide Transportation, Storage, Decontamination, and Disposal. Glossary for Pesticide Users. Appendix A: Selected References. Appendix B: Pesticide Information Telephone Numbers and Web Page Addresses. Appendix C: Restricted Use Pesticides. Appendix D: United States and Canadian Pesticide Control Offices. Appendix E: Trade Name/Common Name Cross-Reference. Appendix F: Toxicity Classification and Signal Words for Pesticides. Appendix G: Stability of Agri-Chemicals with Respect to pH of Carriers/Diluents. Appendix H: Cold Weather Handling of Liquid Chemical Products. Index of Common Pesticide Classifications, Names, and Trade Names.show more

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