Herbicides, ecological effects
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Herbicides, ecological effects January 1985 - September 19991 by Jayne T MacLean

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Published by National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md .
Written in English


  • Herbicides -- Environmental aspects -- Bibliography

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StatementJayne T. MacLean
SeriesQuick bibliography series -- QB 92-06, Quick bibliography series -- 92-06
ContributionsNational Agricultural Library (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13613752M

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Herbicides are applied to water bodies to control aquatic weeds. These weeds can impede irrigation withdrawals or interfere with recreational and industrial uses of water (Folmar et al. ). The potential effects of herbicides are strongly influenced by their toxic mode of action and their method of application. However, because of the large number of herbicides in use, concern regarding health effects is significant. In addition to health effects caused by herbicides themselves, commercial herbicide mixtures often contain other chemicals, including inactive ingredients, which have negative impacts on human health. [citation needed] Ecological effects. The book emerged from the United States-Japan seminar on ""Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides"" held in Oiso, Japan, in October The purpose of the seminar was to discuss and exchange ideas and technology on the problems associated with pesticidal contamination in these two countries. The book is organized into eight parts. The programme uses an environmental, rather than a geopolitical, approach to the study of warfare and of military activity in general. Professor Arthur H. Westing, an ecologist known for his work on these issues, was joint organizer of a symposium held in Viet Nam .

Herbicides. A herbicide is a chemical used to kill or otherwise manage certain species of plants considered to be pests, or weeds, compete with desired crop plants for light, water, nutrients, and ecological interaction may decrease the productivity and yield of crop plants, thereby resulting in economic damage.   The researchers say it is a further challenge for science to show how strongly the effects of pesticides are influenced by climate change -- and to find out which ecological processes are. The book begins with an introduction to weeds, covering their definition, characteristics, harmful aspects, and the cost of weed control. This is followed chapters on weed classification, the uses of weeds, weed biology, weed ecology, allelopathy, the significance of plant competition, weed management and control methods, and biological weed. : Handbook on Herbicides: Biological Activity, Classification and Health Environmental Implications (Global Agricultural Developments) (): Author: Daiki Kobayashi.

Veterans and Agent Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam reviews and evaluates the available scientific evidence regarding the association between exposure to dioxin or other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam and a wide range of health effects, and provides the committee's best assessment of this body of knowledge. The impact of pesticides consists of the effects of pesticides on non-target ides are chemical preparations used to kill fungal or animal pests. Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, because they are sprayed or spread across entire agricultural fields. Runoff can carry pesticides into aquatic environments while. There is an extensive literature on ecological effects of sulfur oxides, and a number of reviews have been published (Heggestad and Heck , Brandt and Heck , Wood , Webster , Smith , Naegele , Rennie and Halstead , USDHEW , Hindawi , Halstead and Rennie , Delisle and Schmidt , Stokinger and Coffin , Hobbs et al. ), including some preliminary. A report, consisting largely of a survey of the literature, on the use of herbicides for agricultural, commercial and military purposes, with particular reference to their controversial military use for forest and crop destruction in S. Vietnam. KEYWORDS: herbicides \ application \ assessment \ herbicides \ application \ ecological effects \ herbicides \ application \ timing repeated applications.