Safer Pesticide Packaging and Formulations for Agricultural and Residential Applications

  • James D. Bailey
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 129)


Over the years, the goal of the formulation and packaging efforts at agricultural chemical companies has been to provide a product that maximizes the ability of the active ingredient to control a target pest in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner. The function of pesticide formulation and packaging today is changing rapidly in response to a wide range of factors now impacting the agricultural chemical industry. In addition to improving product performance, research chemists and engineers are developing a new generation of delivery systems that address a number of issues central to the business of agricultural chemicals, namely, minimizing user exposure, protecting the environment, and dealing with the problems of container disposal.


Environmental Protection Agency Agricultural Chemical Empty Container National Fire Protection Association Inert Ingredient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Bailey
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  1. 1.DowElancoFormulation Science & Technology LaboratoryIndianapolisUSA

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