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Ecological selectivity of pesticides and application methods.

Collier, Rosemary; Jukes, Andrew; Daniel, Claudia and Hommes, Martin (2016) Ecological selectivity of pesticides and application methods. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 118, pp. 94-98.

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Abstract: There has been a lot of emphasis over the years on the development and use of pesticides that are specific and/or physiologically selective. This is a property of the chemistry and mode of action of the pesticide and the physiological and biochemical attributes of organisms. However, there is also the potential to make pesticides more selective through their judicious use, based on critical selection, timing, dosage, placement and formulation of pesticides (which are often broad spectrum). This paper discusses approaches to increase the ecological selectivity of pesticides and pesticide application methods, in the context of Integrated Pest Management in Brassica crops. Topics covered include minimisation of the dose applied, controlled release and dropleg technologies and the impacts of seed treatments on non-target species.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Oilseed rape; Raps; Kohlanbau
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
Deposited By: Daniel, Dr. Claudia
ID Code:32313
Deposited On:13 Nov 2017 12:51
Last Modified:13 Nov 2017 12:51
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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