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Pesticide use in periurban environment

Ahmed, Nur


This introductory paper focuses on pesticides; use, regulation, impact on nature, economics, and interactions with pests, non target organisms as well as society in the periurban environment and with an international context. With an increasingly skeptical society to pesticides it is important that scientists and non-specialists (farmers and neighbours) meet and discuss their ideas about insecticide use and risks. This is necessary because the public’s perception of risks may well diverge significantly from that of specialists. In the periurban areas (the urban fringe) these problems and divergent opinions are likely to be more pronounced than in the rural areas. This review paper is also discussing the insect pest migrations and trap cropping with a view to find out whether insecticide application in field crops (e.g. oilseed rape) affects pest density in the adjacent garden crops (e.g. radish)


Pesticides; Periurban; Environment; Society; Oilseed rape; Radishes; Cabbage root flies; Flea beetles

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Introductory Paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
2008, number: 2008:1Publisher: Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

UKÄ Subject classification

Agricultural Science

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