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Sustainable Agrochemistry

A Compendium of Technologies

  • Sílvio Vaz Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sílvio Vaz Jr.
    Pages 1-11
  3. John Unsworth, Yoshiaki Nakagawa, Caroline Harris, Gijs Kleter
    Pages 13-84
  4. Maria C. Blassioli-Moraes, Raúl A. Laumann, Mirian F. F. Michereff, Miguel Borges
    Pages 85-112
  5. Luciano Paulino Silva, Cínthia Caetano Bonatto
    Pages 113-129
  6. Sílvio Vaz Jr., Etelvino Henrique Novotny, Luiz Alberto Colnago
    Pages 131-145
  7. Sílvio Vaz Jr.
    Pages 147-182
  8. Alessandro Piccolo, Riccardo Spaccini, Davide Savy, Marios Drosos, Vincenza Cozzolino
    Pages 183-222
  9. Paulo Marcos Donate, Daniel Frederico
    Pages 223-273
  10. Eloisa Dutra Caldas
    Pages 275-305
  11. Sílvio Vaz Jr.
    Pages 307-319
  12. Sílvio Vaz Jr., Luciano Gebler
    Pages 361-388

About this book


This book presents a broad range of technologies for sustainable agrochemistry, e.g. semiochemicals for pest management, nanotechnology for release of eco-friendly agrochemicals, and green chemistry principles for agriculture. It provides a concise introduction to sustainable agrochemistry for a professional audience, and highlights the main scientific and technological approaches that can be applied to modern agrochemistry. It also discusses various available technologies for reducing the negative impacts of agrochemicals on the environment and human health.


Natural Pesticides Agrochemical residues Crop protection chemistry residue management Ecological Risk Assessment Soil Improvement Crop Monitoring Integrated Pest Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Sílvio Vaz Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Center for AgroenergyBrazilian Agricultural Research CorporationBrasiliaBrazil

About the editors

Dr. Sílvio Vaz Jr. holds a D.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Having previously served as director and partner at two private environmental analysis laboratories, he is currently a research scientist at the National Research Center for Agroenergy - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa Agroenergy), where his work focuses on the development of renewable molecules (e.g., agrochemicals) and the application of analytical chemistry to biomass and bioenergy, as well as green and sustainable chemistry. He has previously published the books “Analytical Techniques and Methods for Biomass” (2016) and “Biomass and Green Chemistry: Building a Renewable Chemistry” (2018) and "Analytical Chemistry Applied to Emerging Pollutants" (2018). He was appointed as the chairman of the Brazilian Division of the American Chemical Society.

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