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Agriculture and Toxicology

Edited by Ghousia Begum

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India

Insecticides are substances used to kill insects. They are used primarily in agriculture to control pests that infest crop. Nearly all insecticides have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems: many are toxic to humans and/or animals; some become concentrated as they spread along the food chain. The presence of these chemicals in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems has become an important issue globally. The book Insecticides - Agriculture and Toxicology provides information on the use of insecticides in pest management in order to enhance crop protection and their effects on nontarget organisms.

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InsecticidesAgriculture and ToxicologyEdited by Ghousia Begum

Published: May 23rd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68177

ISBN: 978-1-78923-167-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-166-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-288-1

Copyright year: 2018

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8199 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

37 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biorational Insecticides and Diatomaceous Earth for Control Sustainability of Pest in Chickpea and Mexican Bean Weevil

By Jacobo Enrique Cruz Ortega, Leopoldo Partida Ruvalcaba, Raymundo Medina López, Tomás Díaz Valdés, Teresa de Jesús Velázquez Alcaraz and Felipe Ayala Tafoya


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2. Plant Lectins with Insecticidal and Insectistatic Activities

By Edgar Antonio Reyes-Montaño and Nohora Angélica Vega-Castro


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3. Role of the Formulation in the Efficacy and Dissipation of Agricultural Insecticides

By Karina Buzzetti


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4. Evaluation of Insecticides in Protective Clothing

By Melina Espanhol Soares and Flávio Soares Silva


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5. Particulate Nanoinsecticides: A New Concept in Insect Pest Management

By Teodoro Stadler, Micaela Buteler, Susana R. Valdez and Javier G. Gitto


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6. Propesticides and Their Implications

By Shaon Kumar Das and Irani Mukherjee


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7. Toxic Effects of the Organophosphorus Insecticide Fenthion on Growth and Chlorophyll Production Activity of Unicellular Marine Microalgae Tetraselmis suecica: Comparison between Observed and Predicted Endpoint Toxicity Data

By Maria C. Vagi, Andreas S. Petsas, Maria D. Pavlaki, Niki M. Smaragdaki and Maria N. Kostopoulou


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