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Insecticides: Toxicology and Uses

H C L Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Insecticides, the chemicals used to control harmful insect pests, play an important role in modern agriculture. Although they are used extensively for protection of agricultural crops against noxius pests yet they are thought to be major pollutants of food and environment. This book furnishes a detailed account of insecticides, their properties, mode of action, biotransformation, uses on different agricultural crops, the problem of toxicity, residues, resistance and environmental contamination. The ways and means towards safe use of insecticides to avoid the fear of insecticidal hazards are explained in depth. The chapters on intervention of insecticides in IPM programme and insecticidal act are of special interest.
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About the author

H C L Gupta

Dr. H.C. L. Gupta (b. 1948) was professor & Head, Department of Entomology (1996-2002) and Zonal Director Research University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. Presently he is working as Director, Planning and Monitoring MPUAT, Udaipur. He possesses 35 years research, teaching and extension experience in the field of Insect Toxicology, Residues, Applied Entomology and Insect Pest Management. He was Principal Investigator of several projects financed by ICAR, PL-480 and Private Agencies. He is author of 3 books, more than 150 research papers in National and international Journals and several popular articles in different magazines. He is a fellow of Entomological society of India and President of Udaipur branch and also fellow and President of the Entomological Research Association, Udaipur.

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Title Insecticides: Toxicology and Uses
Author H C L Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8185680523
length 384p., Figures; Tables.