ISBN 9788123911248,Pesticide Formulation Theory And Practice

Pesticide Formulation Theory And Practice


B. S. Parmar






Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788123911248

ISBN-10 8123911246

Hard Back

Number of Pages 414 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Pesticide Formulation encompasses the basic and applied aspects of pesticide formulation. Beginning with the definition classification possibilities and the need it provides a comprehensive . Treatment on products-preparation and-performance adjuvants laboratory analysis machinery equipment quality packaging labelling application and efficacy. Both the conventional as well as the newer solid and liquid formulations have been covered. Lnnovations in dry and wet flowables slow/controlled release and other products pesticide mixtures analysis and application etc. have been described. Relevant physicochemical/thermodynamic parameters have been duly highlighted. An effort has been made to discuss bio-efficacy in terms of these parameters. All aspects including handling shelf life application and efficacy in relation to pesticide formulation are covered in ten chapters. A glossary of terms of interest in pesticide formulation and allied areas has been additionally included for a reference and use by the plant protection workers and the others concerned with the subject in some way.

About the Author

Dr. Balraj S.Parmar Head Division of Agricultural Chemicals IARI New Delhi started his career as Chemist (Formulation) and subsequently worked as Scientist/Principal Scientist and Professor. He has made significant contributions towards the development of environment friendly pesticides/pesticide formulations and improved performance safety shelf life analysisetc. Of pesticides and otheraqro inputs. Neem pesticides namely azadirachtiri - concentrate and neem oil emulsifiable concentrate, and pesticide synergists namely dillapiole dihydrodillapiole.Raranja oil developed by him are in use by or transferred to industry. Several other novel pesticidal products/technologies are at hand and some of them in the process of transfer to industry. In view of his research contributions the Indian Council of Agricultural Research identified him as Project lncharqe of World Bank funded National Agricultural Research Project on Botanical Pesticides (1992-1996) and National Agricultural Technology Mission on Neem (1999-2003). Dr. Parmar founded the Society of Pesticide Science India in 1987 and started and established a teaching discipline in agricultural chemicals at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in 1989. Dr. Parmar is a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Society of Pesticide Science India. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards notably Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Recognition Award and Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Neem Award Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture Endowment Award Best Teachers Award. Dr. Sarman S. Tomar Principal Scientist in the Division of Agricultural Chemicals has been engaged in the field of development of ecofriendly chemicals for last thirty-five years. He has published more than hundred research papers and authored three books. A recipient of National Research Development Corporation of India Award (1988) British Councils TCTP Award (1991) and HEXAMAR Research Foundation Award (1994) Dr. Tomar received Post-Doctoral training in the field of Pesticide Development at Long Ashton Research Station Bristol University England. He has five patents to his credit and has been associated with generation of indigenous technology for pyrethrum synergists, thiophanate methyl a fungicide: dicofol an acaricide and anti-resistant-DDJ