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Title Agricultural chemicals and the environment : issues and potential solutions / editors: R.E. Hester, R.M. Harrison
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages)
Series Issues in environmental science and technology ; 43
Issues in environmental science and technology ; 43
Contents Integrating technologies to minimize environmental impacts / Laura L. McConnell, Iain D. Kelly and Russell L. Jones -- The environmental impact of fertiliser nutrients on freshwater / Richard W. McDowell, Paul J. A. Withers and Tony J. van der Weerden -- Pesticides / Steven Bailey, John P. H. Reade, Alastair Burn and Susan Zappala -- Agroecology and organic farming as approaches to reducing the environmental impacts of agricultural chemicals / Nicolas H. Lampkin, Jo Smith and Laurence G. Smith -- Crop biotechnology for weed and insect control / Huw D. Jones -- Aquaculture / Colin F. Moffat -- Horticulture / Rosemary H. Collier, Jerry V. Cross and Xiangming Xu
Summary Agricultural production is in a period of rapid transformation which has seen an increase in the use of biotechnology, synthetic chemistry, biological chemicals and biopesticides. These disciplines are integrated with improvements in application technology, digital farming and the use of big data. Whilst offering unique opportunities to reduce potential environmental impacts, these advances also raise new environmental concerns. This book provides an overview of the changes occurring in the agricultural industry, highlighting opportunities to address impacts and indicating potential barriers to adoption of the technology. This new edition has been updated to include the very latest in agricultural developments, including organic farming and genetically modified crops. It is of interest to students and academics, as well as farmers and landowners and those working in legislation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Agricultural chemicals -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Harrison, Roy M., 1948- editor
Hester, R. E. (Ronald E.), editor
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