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Pesticides in the Modern World

Risks and Benefits

Edited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

This book is a compilation of 29 chapters focused on: pesticides and food production, environmental effects of pesticides, and pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The first book section addresses the benefits of the pest control for crop protection and food supply increasing, and the associated risks of food contamination. The second book section is dedicated to the effects of pesticides on the non-target organisms and the environment such as: effects involving pollinators, effects on nutrient cycling in ecosystems, effects on soil erosion, structure and fertility, effects on water quality, and pesticides resistance development. The third book section furnishes numerous data contributing to the better understanding of the pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The addressed in this book issues should attract the public concern to support rational decisions to pesticides use.

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Pesticides in the Modern WorldRisks and BenefitsEdited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Published: October 5th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/949

ISBN: 978-953-307-458-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4425-0

Copyright year: 2011

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99210 Total Chapter Downloads

60 Crossref Citations

152 Web of Science Citations

158 Dimensions Citations


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1. Role of Pesticides in Human Life in the Modern Age: A Review

By Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi and Mohammad Shokrzadeh


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2. Quality of Vegetables and Pests Control in African Urban Cities

By Dembele Ardjouma, Oumarou Badini and A. Abba Toure


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3. Differential Efficacy of Insecticides According to Crop Growth: The Citrus Psyllid on Citrus Plants

By Katsuya Ichinose, Katsuhiko Miyaji, Kunihiko Matsuhira, Keiji Yasuda, Yasutsune Sadoyama, Do Hong Tuan, Nguyen Van Hoa and Doan Van Bang


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4. Use of Pesticides in the Cocoa Industry and Their Impact on the Environment and the Food Chain

By George Afrane and Augustine Ntiamoah


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5. Industrial Contaminants and Pesticides in Food Products

By Ruud Peters, Henry Beeltje and Marc Houtzager


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6. Pesticide Residues in Bee Products

By Emmanouel Karazafiris, Chrysoula Tananaki, Andreas Thrasyvoulou and Urania Menkissoglu-Spiroudi


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7. Ecological Effects of Pesticides

By James Tano Zacharia


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8. Ecological Impacts of Pesticides in Agricultural Ecosystem

By Khalil Talebi, Vahid Hosseininaveh and Mohammad Ghadamyari


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9. Environmental Impact and Remediation of Residual Lead and Arsenic Pesticides in Soil

By Eton Codling


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10. Arsenic – Pesticides with an Ambivalent Character

By Arna Shab and Catharina Crößmann


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11. Freshwater Decapods and Pesticides: An Unavoidable Relation in the Modern World

By Leandro Negro, Eloisa Senkman, Marcela Montagna and Pablo Collins


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12. Effects of Pesticides on Marine Bivalves: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

By T. Renault


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13. Immunotoxicological Effects of Environmental Contaminants in Teleost Fish Reared for Aquaculture

By Alberto Cuesta, José Meseguer and M. Ángeles Esteban


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14. Using Zooplankton, Moina Micrura Kurz to Evaluate the Ecotoxicology of Pesticides Used in Paddy Fields of Thailand

By Chuleemas Boonthai Iwai, Atcharaporn Somparn and Barry Noller


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15. Application of Some Herbal Extracts and Calcium as an Antidote to Counteract the Toxic Effects of Cypermethrin and Carbofuran in Indian Major Carp, Labeo Rohita

By Subhendu Adhikari, Amita Chattopadhyay and Biplab Sarkar


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16. Semi Aquatic Top-Predators as Sentinels of Diversity and Dynamics of Pesticides in Aquatic Food Webs: The Case of Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Loire River Catchment, France

By Charles Lemarchand, René Rosoux and Philippe Berny


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17. Is Pesticide Use Sustainable in Lowland Rice Intensification in West Africa?

By F. E. Nwilene, A. Togola, O. E. Oyetunji, A. Onasanya, G. Akinwale, E. Ogah, E. Abo, M. Ukwungwu, A. Youdeowei and N. Woin


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18. Transgenic Pesticidal Crops and the Environment: The Case of Bt Maize and Natural Enemies

By Dennis Ndolo Obonyo and John B. Ochanda Ogola


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19. Colony Elimination of Subterranean Termites by Bait Application Using Benzoylphenylurea Compounds, with Special Reference to Bistrifluron

By Shunichi Kubota


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20. Camouflage of Seeds, a Control Method of the Bird Mortality in Grain Crops

By Alexandre de Almeida, Hilton Thadeu Zarate do Couto and Álvaro Fernando de Almeida


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21. Geochemical Indicators of Organo-Chloro Pesticides in Lake Sediments

By Stephen Kudom Donyinah


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22. Pesticides and Their Movement Surface Water and Ground Water

By Feza Geyikçi


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23. Should We Be Concerned with Long-Term Health Problems Associated with Pesticides in Namibian Groundwater?

By Benjamin Mapani and Rainer Ellmies


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24. Transport of Carbon Tetrachloride in a Karst Aquifer in a Northern City, China

By Baoping Han, Xueqiang Zhu, Zongping Pei and Xikun Liu


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25. Study of the Presence of Pesticides in Treated Urban Wastewaters

By María P. Ormad, Natividad Miguel, Rosa Mosteo, Jorge Rodríguez and José L. Ovelleiro


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26. Interactions Between Ionic Pesticides and Model Systems for Soil Fractions

By Florencio Arce, Ana C. Iglesias, Rocío López, Dora Gondar, Juan Antelo and Sarah Fiol


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27. Behavior and Fate of Imidacloprid in Croatian Olive Orchard Soils Under Laboratory Conditions

By Dalibor Broznić, Jelena Marinić and Čedomila Milin


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28. Effects of Low-Molecular-Weight-Organic-Acids on the Release Kinetic of Organochlorine Pesticides from Red Soil

By Zhao Zhenhua, Xia Liling, Wang Fang and Jiang Xin


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29. Fate of Pesticides in Soils: Toward an Integrated Approach of Influential Factors

By Véronique Chaplain, Laure Mamy, Laure Vieublé-Gonod, Christian Mougin, Pierre Benoit, Enrique Barriuso and Sylvie Nélieu


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