Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection

Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection

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Jointly published with INRA, Paris. Pesticide resistance is becoming more frequent and widespread with more than 500 insect species known to have become resistant to synthetic insecticides. On the other hand, consumers increasingly demand agricultural products without any pesticide residues. This book, for the first time, shows the alternative: solely physical methods for plant protection by means of thermal, electromagnetic, mechanical and vacuum processes. A glossary rounds up this extremely valuable book.using pedals that turn the wheels, allowing the cultivator to pass as close as possible to the crop row. The shanks are either fixed or steered by hand. Systems without manual steering have a toolbar which allows the farmer to adjust the spacing on the cultivator to ... These weeders are also called rotary tillers or rototillers.

Title:Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection
Author: Charles Vincent, Bernhard Panneton, Francis Fleurat-Lessard
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-06-29

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