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Pesticides and Pests

Editor(s): Shashi Bala Singh, Balraj Singh Parmar, Suresh Walia
Contributors: B.S. Parman, Rubaljet Koones, Aditi Kundu, Supradip Saha, Tapas Kumar Das, Suresh Walia, Kanshik Banerji,

Book Description

Pests and diseases inflict a devastating impact on the quantity and quality of food production. Pesticides play a vital role in crop protection, although their excessive use poses a potential health hazard and a threat to food security and human and environmental safety. This book overviews developments on pesticides and pests that are relevant to agriculture in the Indian sub-continent, Asia and the world at large. These topics impact free world trade both directly and indirectly. The volume brings together the latest information about chemical, botanical, biorational pesticides and bioagents, international specifications for pesticide formulations, pesticide-environment interaction, and amendments to prevent leaching losses of pesticides in soil, among other topics. The issues of pest resistance, herbicide resistant or tolerant crops, and the changing global climate are also addressed.

This book is a valuable collection of chapters that will serve as a reference point for students, scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders interested in pesticides and pest control.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3803-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3803-6
Date of Publication: 01/11/2019
Pages / Size: 388 / A5
Price: £69.99


Balraj Singh Parmar served as the Head, Professor and Joint Director of Research at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Society of Pesticide Science India. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Currently, he is on the Editorial Board of Pest Management Science and is the Chief Editor of Pesticide Research Journal.

Shashi Bala Singh is Professor of Agricultural Chemicals at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. She is a Fellow of the Society of Pesticide Science India and the Indian Society of Weed Science. Her publications include research papers, books and practical manuals, and her current projects are aimed at the assessment and management of contaminants in agricultural commodities and the environment.

Suresh Walia served as Professor and Principal Scientist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences India, and has published over 200 research papers, 12 edited books and 35 book chapters. Presently, he is a Consultant on the DAC Central Sector Scheme on “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level”.