Pesticides and beneficial organisms

  • Peter T. Haskell
  • Peter McEwen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. The Issues

  3. Defining the Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Sherif A. Hassan
      Pages 55-68
    3. Laboratory Testing

      1. Michael Mead-Briggs, K. Brown, M. Candolfi, M. Coulson, S. Klepka, Ch. Kühner et al.
        Pages 80-88
      2. Udo Heimbach, A. Wehling, M. P. Candolfi, M. Coulson, M. Mead-Briggs, J. Römbke et al.
        Pages 107-113
      3. Richard Schmuck, M. Candolfi, R. Kleiner, P. Klepka, S. Nengel, A. Waltersdorfer
        Pages 114-122
      4. Heidrun Vogt, P. Degrande, J. Just, S. Klepka, C. Kühner, A. Nickless et al.
        Pages 123-136
    4. Semi-field and Field Testing

  4. Risk Assessment and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Pieter A. Oomen, Gavin B. Lewis, Richard A. Brown
      Pages 205-209
    3. Strategy

    4. Practice

  5. Tools for Tomorrow

  6. Global Implications

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 411-428

About this book


Following the original initiative of the International Organisation for Biological Control some 15 years ago, research groups and agrochemical companies have been investigating the effects of pesticides on beneficial organisms, devising laboratory and field test methods and lately developing protocols for regulatory testing requirements in Europe.
This work, and the application of agreed protocols for testing, is of crucial importance to the environmentally acceptable use of pesticides and to the further development of Integrated Pest Management systems, and the objective of this book is to review the origins and progress of the research - what has been accomplished, what is the current position and what still needs to be done.


development ecosystem ecotoxicology environment fauna insect insecticide insecticides organization pest management pesticide pesticide effects pesticides toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter T. Haskell
    • 1
  • Peter McEwen
    • 1
  1. 1.Insect Investigations Ltd School of Pure and Applied BiologyUniversity of WalesCardiffUK

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