History and content -- Benefits, costs, and contemporary use patterns -- Economic and regulatory changes and the future of pest management -- Technological and biological changes and the future of pest management -- Evaluation of pest-control strategies -- Conclusions and recommendations. "The Future Role of Pesticides in US Agriculture explores the role of chemical pesticides in the decade ahead and identifies the most promising opportunities for increasing the benefits and reducing the risks of pesticide use. The book recommends research and development, program, and policy initiatives for federal agriculture authorities and other stakeholders in the public and private sectors." "With a model and working examples, The Future Role of Pesticides in US Agriculture offers guidance on how to assess various pest control strategies available for management of pests on the farm, in forests, in the home, and in wildlands."--BOOK JACKET.