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A history of pesticides.

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This book is a look back at the history of pesticides. It discusses the development, application, health issues, regulations and the future of pesticides. Discussions on pesticide resistance management and integrated pest management are also included. Throughout this book, the common names of pesticides have been used with a few trade names sometimes mentioned. The use of any of the pesticides men...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 250)

Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short discussion on vertical farming is also given. In the foreseeable future, pesticides will have to play a role despite mounting problems of increasing resistance of pests to existing products, greater concerns about the environment and opposition in many countries to new technology, including the growing of genetically modified crops.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Pesticides in the early part of the 20th century. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 28) Application of pesticides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 77) Insecticides post-1950. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 99) Herbicides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 115) Fungicides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 135) Other pesticides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 147) Resistance to pesticides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 165) Integrated pest management. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 196) Health issues. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 226) Regulations and the manufacturers of pesticides and related organizations. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.