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Main Title A study of the efficiency of the use of pesticides in agriculture : final report /
Author von Rumker, Rosmarie ; Kelso, Gary L. ; Horay, Freda ; Lawrence., Kathryn A.
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Author Title of a Work
Von R umker, Rosmarie,
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, Mo.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Publisher Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 540-9-75-025; EPA-68-01-2608; MRI-3949-C; PB246646
Stock Number PB-246 646
OCLC Number 02414776
Subjects Pesticides ; Agricultural chemicals ; Spraying and dusting residues in agriculture
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Agricultural wastes ; Farm crops ; Efficiency ; Utilization ; Plant growth ; Vegetable crops ; Apple trees ; Insect control ; Windward drift ; Runoff ; Soil erosion ; Management ; Corn plants ; Grain sorghum plants ; Illinois ; Pennsylvania ; Washington(State) ; Insecticides ; Herbicides ; Acaricides ; Fumigation ; Sprays ; Tables(Data) ; Atmospheric circulation ; Texas ; Oklahoma ; Kansas ; Nebraska ; Pesticide drift ; Clay County(Nebraska)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 540-9-75-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/13/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-9-75-025 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 540/9-75-025 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/13/2012
ESAD  EPA 540-9-75-025 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/04/2018
NTIS  PB-246 646 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 volumes in 1 : illustrations ; 28 cm
A study was made of the efficiency of the use of pesticides to identify and quantify the wastes and losses which occur in the treatment of agricultural crops. The study was reported in two volumes. The first volume identified the management practices and decisions for three crops--corn, sorghum, and apples--that may lead to wasteful pesticide use, and quantified the pesticide wastes occurring on each crop as a result of these management practices. The second volume identified the physical factors that cause pesticide waste and losses both during and after crop treatment for agriculture in general, and estimated the application and postapplication pesticide losses and wastes that occurred in 1971 for each of the three above crops. The physical factors which were examined extensively in this study were pesticide overapplication and nonuniform distribution, pesticide drift, and pesticide losses from crops due to runoff and soil erosion.
"EPA 540-9-75-025." "July 1975." Cover title. A study conducted jointly by Midwest Research Institute (MRI)--and RvR Consultants. Contract no. 68-08-2608, MRI Project no. 3949-C.