Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Meeting the Challenges of the Current Crop Protection Industry

    Downer RA, Mueninghoff JC, Volgas GC
    Published: 2003

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    This unique, new volume provides sixteen peer-reviewed papers, which address global topics related to the delivery of crop protection agents to their intended target sites. These papers demonstrate how the industry is working together in a rational and integrated manner with a view to continuing the production of CPA’s that are safe to the user, the consumer and the environment. Subjects covered, include:

    From Clinton to Bush: Continuity and Change in Federal Pesticide Policy--addresses topics relating to the legal issues facing the industry and matters concerning inert ingredients

    Formulation Ingredients and Design--covers a range of topics including novel polymeric dispersants, clays as microbial carriers, and Alkyl Citrate Ester surfactants. The sessions on formulation ingredients and design were created to appeal to formulation chemists and suppliers of formulation ingredients, as well as to biologists and engineers.

    Delivery Strategies--examines non-traditional topics, including bees as delivery agents. More conventional topics include the multiple roles of surfactants in foliar application of systemic compounds; drift reduction using air inclusion nozzle technology; pulse width modulated sprays used for flow rate and droplet size control; application of abscission sprays to orange trees; use of adjuvants to influence Diuron and Norflurazon activity; and the use of humectants to with sulfosulfuron and glyphosate.

    Audience: This volume is a valuable source of information for formulation chemists, regulators, and those in industries related to application, e.g., sprayer and nozzle manufacturers.

    Table of Contents

    From Clinton to Bush: Continuity and Change in Federal Pesticide Policy
    Stickle W.

    Novel Polymeric Dispersants for Aqueous Suspension Concentrate Formulations
    Herbert R.

    Clays as Biological Carriers
    Baldwin H., Goss G., Riepl R.

    A Systematic Study of Wetting as Influenced by Hydrocarbon Fluid Type
    Frisch P., Kuo K.

    Physical Properties of Alkylene Carbonate Solvents and Their Use in Agricultural Formulations
    Elsik C., Machac J., Stridde H.

    Application Study of Alkylether Citrate Surfactants in 2,4-D IOE Herbicide Concentrated Emulsion Formulations
    Hazen J., Lei Y.

    Improved Efficacy of Lignosulfonate Dispersants Through a Novel Combination
    Brzezinski J., Lebo S., Winowiski T.

    Formulation of Phenoxy Ester Herbicide EW Concentrates with Alkylether Citrate Ester Surfactants
    Hazen J., Lei Y.

    Pesticide Delivery: Multiple Role of Adjuvants in Foliar Application of Systemic Compounds
    Brazee R., Bukovac M., Cooper J., Whitmoyer R.

    Understanding the Performance Characteristics of Air Inclusion Nozzle Technology
    Hall K.

    Pulse Width Modulated Sprays for Flow Rate and Droplet Size Control: Spray Dynamics and Field Performance
    Downey D., Giles D., Grimm J., Kolb T.

    Application of Abscission Sprays for Mechanical Harvesting of Hamlin Orange
    Farooq M., Salyani M., Whitney J.

    Using Pollinators to Deliver Biological Control Agents Against Crop Pests
    Al-mazra'awi M., Boland G., Brewer G., Broadbent B., Kevan P., Sutton J., Tam L., Thomson S.

    Microencapsulated Medicines for Beneficial Insects
    Kevan P., Kevan S., Nasr M., Trevino J.

    Sulfosulfuron and Glyphosate Efficacy with Various Humectants
    deVilliers B., Messersmith C., Nalewaja J., Woznica Z.

    Adjuvants Influence the Activity of Diuron and Norflurazon
    Sharma S., Singh M., Tan S.

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E35

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1430-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5479-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3453-9

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