A major continuing challenge to mankind is the production of sufficient food to satisfy the world's burgeoning population in a way that maintains a long term sustainable balance with the environment. Providing a comprehensive overview of crop protection technology, this book traces the evolution of pest control as an integral part of crop production. It gives a detailed account of the process by which new compounds are discovered, developed, financed and technically supported in use. The growth of a high technology international industry structured to profitably invent, develop and market new chemicals is related to the scientific, economic and political and political environment in which it operates. The book pays particular attention to the increasing requirements of governments and society for comprehensive information regarding safety of products to users, food consumers and the environment. It illustrates the breadth and depth of work which the chemical industry carries out before and after product launch to maximize safety, meet its responsibilities for product stewardship, and to scientifically inform external individual sand organizations.The book closes with a discussion of the pressures that are likely to shape the future of crop protection, and the challenge of achieving the right balance between economic crop protection, chemicals and the environment.
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Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd , Publisher, 1990. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 6256660
Book Description Ellis Horwood / Halsted Press, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. The book is clean and tight. Binding and cover are good. 192 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 101759x