Better, safer pest control
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CTA. 1993. Better, safer pest control. Spore 44. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Agro-pesticides: properties and functions in integrated crop protection by Jan H Oudejans 329pp ISBN 974 88754 8 2 ESCAP United Nations Building Rajdamnem Avenue Bangkok 10200, THAILAND
A fully revised and updated training manual on responsible and need-based pesticide use, Agro-pesticides :properties and functions in integrated crop protection, has been published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The first edition, published in 1982 under the title Agro-pesticides: their management and application, grew out of experience gained m a regional series of training courses on the safe handling and proper use of pesticides. The different title of the new edition reflects the realization that the original concept of chemical protection was flawed. Over-use of pesticides has unacceptably affected human lives and causes considerable environmental pollution as well as enormous financial waste which no country can afford. It has also resulted in an alarming level of resistance in many pest and disease organisms, not to mention the destruction of natural enemies which, most of the time, are capable of keeping crop damage at an acceptably low level. This manual acknowledges the need to use pesticides in many instances but emphasizes restraint through safe and responsible application. Consequently it aims to provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to the characteristics of the various groups of pest organisms and the functions of pesticide use in their integrated control. It provides up-to-date information on properties of modern pesticides, their hazards and safe management in integrated crop production and explains principles of application equipment and techniques suited for small-scale farming. Finally, the manual reflects changes in policy approaches of national governments and international organizations. Agro-pesticides: properties and functions in integrated crop protection by Jan H Oudejans 329pp ISBN 974 88754 8 2 ESCAP United Nations Building Rajdamnem Avenue Bangkok 10200, THAILAND