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Agricultural chemical users' manual

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The cover of the agricultural chemical users' manual

Nicholas Woods, Geoff Cowles, Jodi Crome, Rowan Lambourne, Paul Simpson, Rick Webster
Publication details:
ISBN 0 7345 0321 0
Bibliographic details:
145 pp; includes graphs, diagrams


This comprehensive text for farmers, growers, trainers, spray contractors and operators provides expert advice on using agricultural chemicals safely and efficiently. It covers the use of fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and other pesticides.

Topics include:

  • control of agricultural pests
  • pest biology
  • product formulations and labels
  • product safety, transport, storage and disposal
  • management of agricultural chemical resistance
  • spray and other application technologies
  • spray application equipment
  • agricultural chemical drift management
  • the law and agricultural chemicals.

Use the manual for training

The manual is suitable for use by registered training organisations in education programs on the safe handling of agricultural chemicals.

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Last updated 07 March 2013