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Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents by Leonard G. Copping, H. Geoffrey Hewitt

Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents



Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents by Leonard G. Copping, H. Geoffrey Hewitt

This book examines the chemistry and mode of action of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators. It follows crop protection strategies from early discoveries to the present day, emphasising the biochemical targets of the compounds discussed. Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents provides an in-depth, yet easy to read and understand, review of the major classes of pesticides, explaining also the basis of their activity and selectivity. Throughout, there are many references to allow the reader to pursue areas of special interest, and each chapter contains questions to ensure that the text has been understood. This is the first book on the mode of action of pesticides to have been published in over ten years, and as such will have a very wide audience. It is aimed primarily at graduate level but will also be relevant to the needs of some sixth form and undergraduate courses, as well as to industrialists and advisors in the field of crop protection.


...A useful book and I strongly recommend its purchase... Chemistry in Britain November 1998 ...Excellent little book...plenty of references to help further study. International Pest Control, December 1998 ... carefully written and skilfully put together by acknowledged experts ... a valuable reference source for everyone with an interest in plant protection, for advanced students, for scientists and others in universities, public authorities, and industry, and not least for agricultural advisers. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol 38, No 7, April 1, 1999

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Publication date

1st May 1998


Leonard G. Copping, H. Geoffrey Hewitt

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Royal Society of Chemistry


164 pages


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