Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

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Frank Den Hond, Peter Groenewegen, Nico van Straalen
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 272 pages
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Despite a history of several decades of pesticide regulation, continuous innovation, and considerable practical experience with using pesticides in agriculture, the environmental impact of pesticide use continues to be of serious concern.
 

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Contents

Problems Improvements Alternatives 1 Questions Around the Persistence of the Pesticide Problem
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 2 An Agricultural Vision
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 3 The Authorisation of Pesticides in the Light of Sustainability
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 4 Innovation in the Agrochemical Industry
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 5 Regulatory Science in an International Regime An Institutional Analysis
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 6 Farmers Agrochemical Use Decisions and the Potential of Efficiency and Innovation Offsets
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 7 Variations in Agricultural Practice and Environmental Care
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 8 Assessing the Environmental Performance of Agriculture Pesticide Use Risk and Management Indicators
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 9 Integrated Assessment of Pesticides Methods for Predicting and Detecting Environmental Risks in a Safety Net
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 10 SiteSpecific Pest Management
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 11 New Biotechnology Crop Protection and Sustainable Development
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 12 European Food Industry Initiatives Reducing Pesticide Use
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 13 Impact of International Policies CAP and Agreements WTO on the Development of Organic Farming
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Problems Improvements Alternatives 14 Integration Learning to Solve the Pesticide Problem
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Problems Improvements Alternatives Index
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Frank den Hond and Peter Groenewegen are at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, and Nico van Straalen is at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, all of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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