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- Hajek, Ann E.Hokkanen, Heikki M. T.
- "Biological pesticides are increasingly finding their place in IPM programs, and the number of products finding their way to the marketplace is growing. While in many parts of the world implementation is proceeding on a large scale, in the USA and Europe registration procedures have been established to provide a low level of risk, but at the cost of retarding the implementation of microbial agents. The book will respond to the growing need to assess non-target impacts of biological pest control methods. So far, no review - let alone a handbook - exists on how to carry out the required assessments in practice, and what a particular outcome from an assessment might imply in terms of environmental risk or registration requirements. This book is intended to fill that gap.Includes bibliographical references and index.It should be of interest to many professional groups, including the scientific community involved in integrated pest management, crop protection, biological pest control, and ecology; regulatory authorities in countries around the world, ministries of agriculture; commercial companies developing biopesticides and firms carrying out environmental impact assessments; and universities with curricula in biological pest control and environmental sciences."--BOOK JACKET.