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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals 3 Volume Set

2003 Edition, January 1, 2003

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ISBN: 9780471193630
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  • Revision: 2003 Edition, January 1, 2003
  • Published Date: January 2003
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 1660
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This Encyclopedia provides coverage of a wide range of topics contributed by experts world wide. The work emphasizes the chemicals used in agriculture for management of pests, their development, use, metabolism, toxicology and mode of action. These chemicals include pesticides, such as the herbicides (weed killers), insecticides and fungicides. Applications of biotechnology are included as are discussions of natural products and growth regulators. Fertilizers and soil fertility are covered at length as well as the persistence of pesticide residues, their degradation, environmental transport and implications of their residues in the environmental. Toxicological and regulatory implications are included throughout. * Comprehensive range of topics included - emphasizing chemicals used in pest management and soil fertility. * Cover the chemistry, properties, toxicology, biotechnology, regulatory and environmental aspects of agrochemicals. * Expert contributors from around the world. * Provides an introduction to the field of agrochemicals. * Environmental and toxicological aspects are included. This work is a single source reference containing authoritative articles, definitions, literature citations and suggestions for further reading. Available as a 3-volume print set or a convenient online edition. For details regarding the online edition please visit Wiley InterScience at www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/eoa The definitive reference work on agrochemicals Agrochemicals, such as pesticides, animal food additives, veterinary drugs, and related compounds, have become absolutely integral to the production of large-scale agriculture. As the prevalence of agrochemicals has steadily increased during the past 50 years, so have their complexity and sophistication. The three volume Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals is the first major reference work exclusively devoted to the cataloging, analysis, regulation, utility, and environmental impact of agrochemicals. This multidisciplinary resource proves an invaluable guide to government policy makers and environmental analysts as well as scientists in the agricultural, veterinary, chemical, and biotechnology industries.