PANNA: Resource Pointer #269


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Resource Pointer #269
November 20, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*The List of Lists, 2001* Pesticide Action Network UK. Catalogues lists of pesticides and identifies those associated with particularly harmful health and environmental impacts. Includes hazard alerts on the WHO Hazard Class 1a and 1b pesticides, the PAN Dirty Dozen, and conventions on Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Explains three of the Directives that regulate pesticides in the European Union (79/117, 76/464 and 91/414) and lists banned or restricted pesticides. Categorizes pesticides for their ability to cause cancer or disrupt the endocrine system. 14 pp. UK$5.00. Contact Pesticide Action Network UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-207) 274-8895; fax (44-207) 274-9084; email admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org/.

*Sustainable fruit production, 2001* Pesticide Action Network UK. Provides a briefing of a case study of small-holder fruit growers in Vietnam. Highlights the danger of losing traditional practices that keep pest pressures low and reduce pesticide inputs. These practices include beneficial-insect husbandry and biological controls. 4 pp. Download free at http://www.pan-uk.org/Internat/IPMinDC/pmn11.pdf. Contact Pesticide Action Network UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-207) 274-8895; fax (44-207) 274-9084; email admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org/.

*Sustainable cocoa production systems, 2001* Pesticide Action Network UK. Describes how low prices and high input costs have had a major impact on production and incomes for small-holder cocoa farmers. Outlines options for sustainable agriculture, including shade management, biological controls, and maintenance of fertile soils. 4 pp. Download free at http://www.pan-uk.org/Internat/IPMinDC/pmn12.pdf. Contact Pesticide Action Network UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-207) 274-8895; fax (44-207) 274-9084; email admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org/.

*Agricultural Pesticides: Management Improvements Needed to Further Promote Integrated Pest Management, 2001* US General Accounting Office (GAO), document GAO-01-815. Reports the status of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for agriculture in the United States. IPM was initiated in 1993 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an attempt to maintain high agricultural productivity while reducing the use of decidedly harmful pesticides by using a variety of pest management strategies. 31 pp. First mailed copy free, additional copies US$2.00. Download free from Web site. US General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013; phone (202) 512-6000; fax (202) 512-6061; email info@www.gao.gov; Web site http://www.gao.gov.

*Entomology & Pest Management, Fourth Edition, 2002* Larry P. Pedigo. Introductory text on insect ecology and applied pest management strategies. Chapters cover topics of insect ecology, ecological management of the crop environment, surveillance and sampling, conventional insecticides, resistant plants and alternative pest management strategies. Includes detailed information on individual insecticides, insect pests and case studies. 768 pp. US$105.00 for individuals, less for schools and organizations. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458; phone (800) 848-9500; fax (800) 835-5327; Web site http://www.prenhall.com/.

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