The Standard Pesticide User's Guide

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 544 pages
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For courses related to understanding and/or applying pesticides, and courses in Entomology, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Golf Course Management, Agronomy, Horticulture, Turfgrass Management. Written in clear, non-technical language, this text is designed for those who are new to pesticides and who will be directly responsible for their application. It develops an understanding of the importance of pesticides in our society, presenting them as highly regulated chemicals that deserve respect in their use and their role 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 and adjuvants; application equipment and its calibration; calculations and formulas; transportation, storage, decontamination, and disposal; and integrated pest management.* NEW - Updated/expanded coverage - Integrates new material into discussions on pesticide laws, liability, and recordkeeping; integrated pest management; the pesticide label; pesticide application equipment; and pesticide transportation, storage, decontamination, and dis

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