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Pesticide Application Methods, 4th Edition



Pesticide Application Methods, 4th Edition

Graham Matthews, Roy Bateman, Paul Miller

ISBN: 978-1-118-35124-6 January 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 536 Pages



Pesticide Application Methods is the standard work on the subject for all those involved in crop protection. This fully updated Fourth Edition takes account of the considerable changes in legislation, especially within the European Union, affecting some pesticides and how they can be applied.  With greater emphasis now on protecting the environment, an additional chapter in this edition describes the importance of managing treatments to minimise spray drift, and the chapter on applying biopesticides has been updated, with the assistance of Paul Miller and Roy Bateman respectively.

Basic information on the role of pesticides in integrated pest management is given with a discussion on the importance of defining the target and choice of spray spectrum to optimise delivery.  The range of droplets and types of equipment for different methods of application, including seed treatment, are described with information on safe use and maintenance.

Pesticide Application Methods, 4th Edition, provides an essential reference for all those involved in crop protection, including entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists and agricultural engineers, whether researchers, consultants or those training in international, government or academic organisations, or the plant science industry. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where agricultural and biological sciences are studied or taught should have copies of this excellent new edition on their shelves.  

Preface to fourth edition vii

Acknowledgements xi

Conversion tables xiii

Pesticide calculation xv

Units, abbreviations and symbols xvi

1 Chemical control in integrated pest management 1

2 Targets for pesticide deposition 23

3 Formulation of pesticides 63

4 Spray droplets 91

5 Hydraulic nozzles 125

6 Manually carried hydraulic sprayers 159

7 Power-operated hydraulic sprayers 181

8 Air-assisted sprayers 215

9 Controlled droplet application 245

10 Electrostatically charged sprays 275

11 Aerial application 299

12 Spray drift 337

13 Seed treatment, dust and granule application 363

14 Space treatment by fogging 381

15 Specialist application techniques (injection, fumigation and other techniques) 399

16 Application of biopesticides 411

17 Maintenance of equipment 429

18 Safety precautions 443

19 Equipment for laboratory and field trials 471

20 Selection of application equipment for chemical and biological pesticides 487

Appendix: standards relating to pesticide application 499

Index 503

Colour plate section 1 falls between pages 174 and 175

Colour plate section 2 falls between pages 254 and 255