Pesticides: Banding

Authored by: Sharon A. Clay

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100200059

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Abstract

Pesticides are applied to field crops to reduce insect, disease, and weed losses. The extensive use of pesticides is costly and of environmental concern. Band placement of pesticides is an alternative application practice that places chemicals only over crop rows, leaving interrows untreated.

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