Agrochemical products and adjuvants are of vital importance in agriculture, to protect food and fibre crops from weeds, insect pests and diseases, in order to feed and clothe the growing world population. In recent years there have been increasing pressures to produce agrochemical formulations which have a lower environmental impact and are safer in use. Enormous changes have taken place in the chemistry and technology of agrochemicals over the last 20 years or so and this book provides a review of the most important area of technology in the development of new products. This text covers issues around international product quality and safety standards and describes the late-1990s and likely future trends which will carry the industry forward into the third millennium. It brings together international experts with many years of practical experience from agrochemical companies, consultancies, academic institutions and regulatory bodies. Chemists and technologists involved in developing new or improved agrochemical formulations should find this book an essential reference in the course of their work.
It should also be of interest to those working in research and development departments of raw material suppliers, as a concise review of this field.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall