Pesticides continue to be a major means of controlling pests and diseases of crops and have made a major contribution to increasing the world's food production. Despite the problem of developing pest and disease resistance to certain pesticides, and public concern about their indiscriminate use and side-effects, they are likely to remain the basis of integrated pest management programmes. This book seeks to demonstrate that there is scope to improve both the safety and efficiency of crop protection methods.
Safety aspects and legislation trends; droplet production; methods for measuring spray droplet sizes; spray tracing techniques; spray drift; operator contamination; application to field crops - manually carried equipment; large-scale ground-based application techniques; application to plantation crops; aerial application to ground crops; aerial application to forests; glasshouse treatment; effects of adjuvants in foliar herbicide sprays; storage treatment; chemigation; seed treatment.
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