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Risk reduction in pesticide application - A conceptual framework

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Title: Risk reduction in pesticide application - A conceptual framework
Authors: Matthews,, GA
Clayton, J
Bals, T
Matthews, GA
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Pesticides are heavily criticised by environmental groups and others who argue that their inefficient application pollutes our environment. They are, however, still essential to support food production and human well being. The complex process of transferring a pesticide from a container to the biological target requires a holistic approach to look at all sources of pesticide losses to reduce risks in application. As the majority of pesticides are applied as sprays, a conceptual framework of the spray application process from spray planning (e.g. dose selection, timing, treatment plan), mixing, filling and cleaning, spray atomisation, transport and deposition, weathering and run off is considered. This is an attempt to help identify those areas of the spray application process of most importance for the protection of the environment and human health.
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2016
Date of Acceptance: 13-Jan-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/29529
ISSN: 0265-1491
Publisher: Association of Applied Biologists
Start Page: 169
End Page: 176
Journal / Book Title: Aspects of Applied Biology
Volume: 132
Copyright Statement: The definitive version will be available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Conference Name: International Advances in Pesticide Application
Publication Status: Accepted
Start Date: 2016-01-13
Conference Place: Barcelona
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Sciences