Pesticide Management and Insecticide Resistance

Pesticide Management and Insecticide Resistance

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editor: David Watson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143806

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Pesticide Management and Insecticide Resistance explores the problem of insect resistance to pesticides and reviews various approaches to pesticide management and safety. It looks at the environmental hazards of pesticide residues and their regulation, along with application techniques aimed at maximum efficiency against the pest and minimum waste to pollution, safety considerations in the development of pest control programs, and pesticide monitoring. Divided into eight parts encompassing 49 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the global pesticide industry and the costs of commercializing pesticides relative to their profit potential. It then introduces the reader to the release of fluorohydrocarbon propellants in pesticidal aerosols and their hazards to the ozone layer, management of pests in urban environments, international plant protection, the current status of DDT, the importance of training pest-control personnel, and procedures of forest spraying. Other chapters focus on pesticide management safety from a medical perspective; pesticide safety as it relates to the manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution of pesticides; importance of pesticide application equipment and related field practices in developing countries; and the importance of pesticides in successful pest management programs. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, students, researchers, and policymakers who want to ensure the safety of consumers, applicators, and harvesters when using pesticides.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    The Cost of Commercializing Pesticides

    1. Pesticide Residues and Their Relationship to Pesticide Management

    Pesticide Residues and Agricultural Workers—An Overview

    Evaluation of the Hazard of Pesticide Residues in the Environment

    Pesticide Residues in Food in the Context of Present and Future International Pesticide Managerial Approaches

    Pesticide Residue Regulation

    International Implications of National Pesticide Regulations

    2. Pesticide Safety


    A Global View of Pesticide Safety

    Pesticide Management Safety—From a Medical Point of View

    Problems of Pesticide Management and Safety Programs in South East Asia

    Pesticide Safety as It Relates to the Manufacturing, Warehousing, and Distribution of Pesticides

    Safety as a Factor in the Development of Pest Control Programs

    3. Role of Application Techniques in Respect to Safe and Efficient Pest Control


    Efficiency in Pesticide Application

    Importance of Pesticide Application Equipment and Related Field Practices in Developing Countries

    Pesticide Application Laws, Regulations, and Training Programs Designed for Promoting Greater Worker Safety

    4. Pesticide Resistance II

    Resistance in Culcine Mosquitoes in California—Countermeasures

    Resistance in the Housefly in Denmark and Elsewhere

    Resistance in Ticks and Insects of Veterinary Importance

    Insecticide Resistance in Soil Insects Attacking Crops

    Resistance in Mites and Insects Affecting Orchard Crops

    Resistance in Arthropod Predators and Parasites

    5. The Impact of Chlorofluorocarbons/Ozone


    The Photodissociation of Chlorofluoromethanes in the Stratosphere

    The Fluorocarbon/Ozone Question

    Fluorocarbons and the Environment: The Public Policy Perspective

    Alternative Delivery Systems for Insecticidal Aerosols

    6. An International View of the Significance and the Control of Urban Pests

    Household Pests in Developed Countries

    Termite and Termiticide Research in the US: 1944-1976

    Speculations on Applications of New Methods and Materials for Pesticide Uses in Urban Entomology

    7. Agricultural Pests i n International Commerce

    Significance of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, Its Functions, and Their Implementation

    Talk on the Caribbean Plant Protection Commission

    8. Contributed Papers

    Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification as a Factor in the Management of Pesticides

    An Experimental Pesticide Monitoring Program in Agricultural Settlements of Israel

    The Importance of Pesticides in Successful Pest Management Programs

    Coordination in the US Federal Government on Pests, Pesticides, and Pest Management

    Toxicology and Safety Evaluation of Phosvel to Egyptian Water Buffalo

    Survey of Pesticide Residues and Their Metabolites in Humans

    The Current Status of DDT in the United States Ralph W. Sherman

    Dermal Absorption, Distribution, and the Fate of Six Pesticides in the Rabbit

    Insecticide Residues and Tainting in Cocoa

    Oil-Based Carbaryl for Control of Rice Insects by Ultralow Volume

    CM-UTH 1424, a New Insecticide for the Control of Flies and Agricultural Insect Pests

    Growth Promoting Hormone and Analogues in the Food Plant of Notodontidae, Sphingidae, and Saturniidae and the Effect on Postembryonic Development

    Fate of Fenitrothion in Forest Trees VI. Some Factors Affecting Rate of Dissipation from Balsam Fir and White Spruce

    Determination of Suitable Weather Conditions for Forest Aerial Spraying

    Optimizing Pesticide Safety with Closed Mixing and Handling Systems

    Developments in Atomization Equipment for Aerial Applications

    Development of Leptophos for Use on Tobacco in Canada


Product details

  • No. of pages: 658
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143806

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