Covers all aspects of pesticide principles and use, including topics such as: environmental considerations; insects; plant disease agents; weeds; integrated pest management; laws; liability; recordkeeping; labels; safety; formulations; application equipment; transportation; storage; decontamination; and disposal. Using a non-technical presentation, it helps readers gain an understanding of why pesticides are used, how to apply them safely and how to do this within the letter of the law. Supplies the necessary information for pesticide applicators to use pesticides in a responsible manner. Offer readers quick and easy access to reference material such as the United States and Canadian Pesticide Control Offices, restricted use pesticides, pesticide information telephone numbers and Web page addresses, cold weather handling of liquid chemical products, etc. Because the science of pesticide use has become a highly specialized field, this books is an excellent desk reference for those seeking re-certification and those currently working in the field.
From "Acc-Bin" to "Zolone," Bohmont (emeritus, pesticide programs, Colorado State U.) updates the 1997 edition with the latest in pesticide products; laws and labeling requirements; pesticide application equipment and techniques; and transportation, storage, decontamination, and disposal of pesticides. With a healthy respect for these chemicals so central to food and fiber production, the author addresses environmental and safety concerns as well as different types of pests and pesticide options. Includes a 47-page glossary for pesticide users and illustrations, plus appended information on resources, restricted use pesticides, pesticide control offices by US state and Canadian province, pesticide trade name cross- referenced with common name, toxicity classification and signal words for all types of pesticides, stability of agri-chemicals, and cold weather handling of liquid chemical products. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)