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The Agrochemical Evaluation Unit (AEU), Department of Biology, University of Southampton. Research interests include the ecotoxicological effects of pesticides, integrated pest management (IPM), temperate and tropical pest control and pesticide application technology. AEU offers a complete agrochemical product evaluation service. Detailed information about: Laboratory studies, Beneficial arthropod testing, Field studies, Overseas trials, Unit personnel, Contact address.

Alabama Pesticide Information (API), maintained at Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Auburn University. Available Information: News Letters, Laws & Regulations and some selected Links.

Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database, University of Minnesota. Information on pathways of different pesticides (e. g. Atrazin, Glyphosate...), Publications, Conferences, Links to other related sites., published by Chemical & Pharmaceutical Press, Inc. This service is based on Turf & Ornamental Reference for Plant Protection Products (published by C&P Press), the professional guide for controlling diseases, insects and weeds on commercial/residential Turf and Greenhouse/nursery crops, plants, shrubs and ornamental trees. It provides the most current versions of product labels and MSDSs available to C&P Press. Documents can be located by brand and company name. Available: general information, free service, premium service, subscriber information.

BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) Toxin Resources, maintained by the Biotechnology Information Center (BIC), USDA-ARS. A compilation of documents and websites covering various topics concerning BT. Regulatory Agency Press Releases, Information and Press Releases from Monsanto, Mycogen, Ciba-Geigy/Ciba Seeds and DEKALB Genetics. A good starting point for those interested in BT.

Centre for Entomological Research and Insecticide Technology (CERIT), The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. A research and industry service centre specialising in insect management and the safe and effective use of insect control chemicals. Available Information: Research, Teaching, Pest species available for testing at CERIT, Industry services offered by CERIT.

CITE: Agrichemical Industry Information, maintained by B. M. McKay. Information provided are: Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Actions, Tolerance and Registration Actions, References For Pesticide Formulators, Regulatory And Registration Reference Materials, Pesticide Products, Pesticide Chemical Usage and Crop Statistics, Pesticide Contract Laboratories and much more.

Compendium of Pesticide Common Names, maintained by Context Limited, London, UK. Nomenclature information for each pesticide that has a common name approved by ISO, of which there are more than 1000, and for other pesticides that have common names approved by major national standards organizations. Includes classified lists of acaricides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators. Available: introduction, indices of (1) common names, (2) new common names, (3) molecular formulae (4) updated data sheets (5) CAS registry numbers & (6) non-ISO comon names, pesticide classification, alerting services, and more. Useful web site!

CORE2: Pesticide Labeling, University of Florida. A computer-verified training tutorial on pesticide labeling that is based on chapter two of the USDA/EPA publication, "Applying Pesticides Correctly." Detailed information, a sample, how to order, link to CORE6: Harmful Effects and Emergency Response.

CRC Pesticide Handbook, G.W.A. Milne (ed), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Available Information: Description, Features, Contents, Audience, Publication Information & Price, and Other Titles.

Crop Protection Institute represents the manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection products in Canada. Publications on topics like Pesticides, Urban use of Pesticides, history of pesticides, Crop Protection Industry in Canada, News and more.

Data Base of the Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticides in Chesapeake Bay, by W. E. Johnson, R.B. Kroll, A.S. Pait, J.R. Plimmer, provided by the Agriculture Network Information center (AgNIC). Available Information: Background, Environmental Concentrations and Distributions, Pesticide Distribution Maps.

Evaluation for the Pesticide Information Service (PESTIS) Gopher, from ECOlogists Linked for Organizing Grassroots Initiatives and Action (ECOLOGIA). The Pesticide Information Service (PESTIS) database contains over 400 news items, action alerts, newsletter articles, and fact sheets that deal with pesticides and alternative farming practices.

FAO: Pesticide Management. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. FAO provides on this serversite the (1) International Code of Conduct on the Distribution & Use of Pesticides, (2) Information on certain hazardous Pesticides, (3) Pesticide Specifications and Quality Control Standards, (4) Maximum Pesticide Residue Levels (MRLs) in Food and the Environment, (5) Prevention and Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides, and (6) Safe Management of Pesticides. Further available: Introduction, News, activities, publications, links, feedback. The FAO's Pesticide Managemnet Group is a must for those involved in pesticides research or mangement.

Fruit Pathology Homepage, Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, USA. Fungicide Recommendations for apple, peach, cherry, pear, grape and nectarine. Further information on fungicide resistance, fungicide labels & MSDS sheets, and a fungicide master index. The recommendations are divided by spraying time (e. g. prepink sprays for apple)

Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC). FRAC is a specialist technical group of Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF). FRAC works to prolong the effectiveness of fungicides liable to encounter resistance problems and to limit crop losses should resistance appear. Available: about FRAC, purpose, organisation, working groups and publications. working groups for: Anilinopyrimidines, Benzimidazoles, Dicarboximides, Phenylamides, Sterol Biosynthesis Inhibitors, and STAR (Strobilurin Type Action and Resistance). For each group you get detailed information and contact addresses. In publications you will find monograpgs and documents covering various topics like Fungicide Resistance, the assessment of risk or Fungicide Resistance in Crop Pathogens. A hgighly useful site with a lot of information. Tip in this section.

GCPF Working Groups, Global Crop Protection Federation. Here you will find the Resistance Action Committees for: Fungicides (FRAC), Herbicides (HRAC), Insecticides (IRAC) and Rodenticides (RRAC). Further available: general information, Publications, Safe Use Initiatives, News Archives and Links., published by Chemical & Pharmaceutical Press, Inc. This service provides the most current versions of product labels and MSDSs available to C&P Press. Documents can be located by brand and company name and are available for free as pdf-files. It is based on the Crop Protection Reference. In the premium service (subscription) you will get full access. Available: general information, free service, premium service, subscriber information.

Guide to Crop Protection (1998), by Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food (SAF), Government of Saskatchewan, Canada. The Guide to Crop Protection is available in pdf-format and includes an introduction, Weed Control, Insect Control, Disease Control. The pdf formatted document contains more than 200 pages and is the standard for at least all in Canada. The Guide for 1997 is still available on the web and contains similar chapters like using Pesticide, safty precautions, the metric system and more. Each 'control' chapter of both guides come with a detailed introduction and many examples. You can also select a pesticide to get more information on it. The chapters are very well organized and you will find every information you need or searching for.

Hawaii Pesticide Information Retrieval Systemy (HPRIS), Extension Pesticide Programs. HPIRS is an index to agricultural-use pesticide labels licensed for sale in Hawaii by the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. Available Information: About HPRIS (includes cooperation partners), What's New (latest developments), Search HPRIS (e. g. report production information with label sites and associated pests), and Statistics of Hawaiian Agriculture.

IAO - Agrochemical Pages by T. Brinch, Independant Agrochemical Observer (IAO), Denmark. Available Information: Pesticide Use, Sales & Statistics in Denmark, Pesticide Cases (e. g. Seed treatments - a case of rape), Ozone, and some more links.

Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC). IRAC's mission is to keep all classes of pesticides as viable control by working in partnership with producers to manage agrochemical products in a sustainable manner. IRAC is a specialist technical group of Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF). Available: What is IRAC and "Resistance is everyone's problem" giving you general information. In Resistance - The Facts you will find more detailed information. The slide show, the quiz and the educational kit will take you on a tour to learn more about fungicides. Further available: Contact, Links, Feedback and a member's section. The technical information is including (1) Resistance - Worldwide Survey, (2) IRAC Reports, (3) IRAC Test Methods (4) Mode of Action Classification. The site is very easy to navigate and provides highly useful information.

Insecticide Treatment Tables for Field Crops Pests, maintained at University of Nebraska, Department of Entomology, Lincoln, USA. Tables are available for: Alfalfa, Dry Beans, Soybeans, Sunflower, Corn, Grain Sorghum, Sugarbeets and Wheat. Select a crop first, then pest organism. You will get information on the insecticide, product name, restricted use, rate and comments.

Laboratory for Pest Control Application Technology (LPCAT), located in Wooster, Ohio, on the campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Projects: Spray Automization and Patternation, Drift and Targeting, Dose-Transfer Studies, Worker Exposure Studies, Pesticide Risk Benefit Analysis, Modelling. Links to IPM Pages, List of Publications

Laboratory of Crop Protection Chemistry, Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, University of Gent, Belgium. The research is focussed on the determination of pesticide residues in crops and environmental samples (soil, water, air). Available: Analysis, perspectives, publications, quality assurance, virtual visit, contact, links, news and more. In 'analysis' you will the the residues analysis procedures that can be performed. For most publications a summary is available and for some the complete text.

Methyl Bromid Research, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA. What is Methyl Bromid?, research to find alternatives, Methyl Bromid Alternatives Newsletter, Research at ARS and locations.

Methyl Bromide Home Page, a Part of the EPA Regulatory Effort to Prevent Ozone Depletion. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Methyl Bromid Story, Methyl Bromid Working Group, Washington, DC, USA. Here you will find information on What is Methyl Bromid (including crops protected by methyl bromid), how it is used, how long can farmers use it, does it harm the ozone layer, what are the alternatives, Methyl Bromid case studies and a final chapter with contact information. I recommend to read the case studies, where you will get detailed information on alternatives thorough discussin on methyl bromid.

Methyl Bromid: Phaseout of Methyl Bromide Accelerated, feature of the American Phytopathological Society. This feature of APS includes a downloadable file on "Agriculture, Methyl Bromide and the Ozone hole", recent EPA determination, links to related sites, feedback and the feature article by J.B. Ristaino. The article covers the topics: Uses of Methyl Bromide in Agriculture, Methyl Bromide and Ozone Depletion, Implications to Control of Plant Diseases and Phaseout of Methyl Bromide Is Imminent.

MSDS-Search, maintained and published by MSDS-SEARCH.COM, Inc., Hendersonville, USA. MSDS-Search provides free access to over 1,000,000 Material Safety Data Sheets availble on the internet. The web site is divided into five main parts. The 'home'part provides all necessary information on MSDS, how to use the site, navigation, tools, communication, links and more. Then you will find a list of manufacturers (mfg), 'software' will help to locate a supplier and in 'information' you will find details around MSDS (e.g. how to create a MSD sheet). And the main part 'DB' will direct you to searchable MSDS databases including a rating of the listed databases. There are many useful informations to be find like a dictionary or translating tool. In the heading you will find the statement "the first place to look for an MSDS" and that is really what have to be stated. Highly useful, bookmark it and for sure a TIP in this section.

National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS), maintained by the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS), Purdue University. NPIRS is a set of pesticide-related databases developed from data provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency (under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act). Get information about the services offered by NPRIS, how to get information about pesticides, what is available from NPIRS, and about NPIRS membership.

National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (NPTN), a cooparative effort Oregon State University and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Headings: Environmental Protection Agency (a guide to the EPA's web sites), Pesticide Companies, Pest Control, Pesticide Toxicology, Poison Control Center, and State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies.

North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual, Center for Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina State University (NCSU). Contents: Genral Information, Safety, Chemical Application Equipment, Plant Disease Diagnosis, Insect & Disease Control, Chemical Weed Control, Plant Growth Regulators, Fertilizers, Animal Damage Control. Documents are available in pdf-format. Although these recommendations apply only to North Carolina some sections are of a more general interests like plant disease dignosis.

OECD/OCDE Pesticide Programme, Organisation for Economics Co-operation and Development. The programme is focused on chemical and biological pesticides used in agriculture and other settings (e.g. as "biocides"). It helps OECD countries harmonize pesticide risk assessment procedures, share the work of evaluation, and find ways to reduce risks. Reports are available on pesticide data requirements, test guidelines, risk assessment methods, registration procedures, risk reduction approaches, and risk indicators. You will also find reports of OECD workshops, general information, and links to OECD government sites. The web page also has links to related programmes in the OECD Environmental Health and Safety Division, where publications are available on Testing & Assessment, Good Laboratory Practice & Compliance Monitoring, Pesticides, Risk Management, Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, Chemical Accidents and Pollutant Release & Transfer Registers. Highly useful site!

Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This site contains information about pesticides and the work of EPA to ensure pesticide safety. Available Informational Sections: (1) Concerned citizens (including What is a Pesticide?), (2) Kids featuring a picture book on endagered species, (3) Pesticide Registration: fact sheets, forms, guidance, (4) Pesticide Science, (5) Programs & projects are including Worker Safety, Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP), Tolerance Reassessment Advisory Committee (TRAC), Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) and more, (6) Regions, States & Tribes, and (7) International Activities. Moreover you will find ALL information about pesticides like general information on OPP, latest news, laws & regulation, mailing lists or pesticide registration kit. Special links to Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), SAP, TRAC. A searcg feature will help you to find the requested information fast. It is one of the major pesticide sites on the web. So take a moment to become familiar with this site. If you want an even faster site you can switch to the text only version. This site is an absolute MUST.

Pest Damage-Yield Web Database: Search for Pesticides, supported by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Center for Integreated Pest Management (CIPM) and the American Crop Protection Agency (ACPA). This is part of Pest Damage-Yield Web Database. You can search for a crop, pesticide, state in the USA and/or ID.

Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), PANNA is a nonprofit citizen-based NGO that advocates adoption of ecologically sound practices in place of pesticide use.

Pesticides/Herbicides, maintained at NCSU Water Quality Group, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Department of Biological and Agricultural Enginering. Watershedss is a decision support system for nonpoint source pollution control. For each listed pesticide you will get information about synonyms, general information, numerical categories, health & environmental effects, analytical techniques, and environmental fate/mode of transport.

Pesticide Information Center On-Line (PICOL), Washington State University. Available: Databases (Pesticide Labels, Tolerance), News (monthly report on pesticides and related topics), Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration (WSCPR), Pesticide Notification Network (PNN), links and special documents. Service is updated daily.

Pesticide Information Profiles (PIP), maintained by EXTONET, a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. Primary files maintained and archived at Oregon State University. Available Information: What are PIP's?, Search the PIPs, and an alphabetic list of pesticides. Each Pesticide comes with a complete description.

Pesticides, Metals & Industrial Chemicals, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pesticide Topics: General information including FDA Reports and Pesticide Program Residue Monitoring Report. Technical Information: Pesticide Analytical Manual and Behavior Data. Regulatory Information. Most document files are downloadable in various formats. The Pesticide Glossary (in PDF format) and Pesticide Analytical Manual (PAM) are extremely useful. A Tip in this section.

Pesticide Properties Database (PPD), maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the USDA. PPD is a compendium of chemical and physical properties of 230 widely used pesticides. Information included in the database focuses on 16 of the most important properties that affect pesticides transport and degradation characteristics.

Pesticide rate calculation and unit conversion software (PESTCALC dB), developed by AGOSoft Systems. A program for DOS, Windows 3.1 or Windows95. Features: Rate Calculation, concentration calculation for Plant Growth Regulators, volumetric calculation...Available Information: FAQs about PESTCALC dB, Tutorials for PESTCALC dB, Concentration Calculation, Record Keeper. All tutorials with screenshots and detailed examples. Links to related resources.

The Pesticides Page from the Environmental Working Group (EWG, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. ). Theses page provides articles covering topics like: The new Pesticde Law, Breathing Methyl Bromide, Reduction of pesticde consumption, Pesticides in Food, Pesticides in Drinking Water and more. Links to more resources. You can sign up for a mailing list.

Pesticides in the Urban Landscape, Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI), Ontario, Canada. Latest News, GTI Policy on Pesticide, Toxicology (Dose response, risk assessment, ecological effects, epidemiology...), Toxicological profiles for turf, biological control, intergrated pest management, alternative management. This server focussed on pesticides for turf.

Pest Management at the Crossroads, maintained by Benbrook Consulting Services. This Online document contains two topics concerning pesticides. Pesticide Use: Labels, Statistics, regulatory status, assesing pesticide benefits (includes a review of "The Myths and Realities of Pesticide Reduction"). Pesticides, Human Health and the Environment: Pesticide Properties & Toxicity, Ranking Systems, Pesticide Impacts on Human Health, on Beneficials & on Wildlife, Pesticides and Water Quality.

The Public and Pesticides: Exploring the Interface. Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University, National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Program, USDA. Objectives of this report: Explore the nature of public perception, better understanding and awareness of pest control strategies for public policy formation, approach in dealing with differences of opinion on pest control chemicals. From the Index: Overview, Backgroun (e.g. What is a Pesticide), Feature Articles (e.g. Risk Characterization & Public Perceptions of Risk), Reflections, Impressions, & Observations (e.g. trusting the Scientists, Public perceptions), references, figues and more. This is a very comprehensive report concerning Pestcide Impacts. Tip in this section.

Purdue Pesticide Program, Department of Botany & Plant Pahology, Purdue University, West Lafayette. Available Information: Certification (Meetings approved for Continuing Certification Hours for Commercial Applicators), Publications ("The Label", a quarterly newsletter, publication index, annual report), links.

Regional Foliar Fungicide Trial for Control of Head Blight (Scab) on Wheat, written by D.J. Gallenberg, M. McMullen & R. Jones. 1995 Scab Fungicide Trials in Minnesota, North & South Dakota. Published by Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers. This article is part of the Funded Research, where you will find related articles, conferences, and research.

Small Plot Pesticide Research Reports: Cotton, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University (MSU). Here you will find test results for pesticides tested in Mississippi. Reports grouped by year. Laboratory and field evaluations of pesticides against insect pests and weeds. Virus products for Control of Heliothine Larvae on Cotton.

Statistics on Pesticide Consumption, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. These data refer to quantity of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and plant growth regulators used in or sold to the agricultural sector.

Virginia Tech Pesticide Program, information on pesticides, pesticide safety and related subjects, includes newsletters, factsheets, educational resources, and an extensive list of pesticide-related Internet sites.

Washington State Pesticide Page (WAPP), Washington State University, Pullman, USA. You will find the Pesticide Information Center including Registration, Tolerance Database, Pesticide Notification Network or the FQPA. General Information: Insect & Disease Diagnosis, Pesticide Waste Disposal Program. Agrichemical & Environmental News (a monthly newsletter). Pesticide Education Programs. Links.

Wood Mackenzie Consultants a division of Deutsche Bank AG, Edinburgh, Scotland. They are providing a range of Consultancy Services and Business Analysis Products to the Energy, Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. Agrochemicals are found under heading fine chemicals. 'Research' is providing information about their agrochemical services, products database, markets database and company database. Further available: consultancy, newsletters, news and links.

World Class Neem Tree Products under one roof from the Specialist, Rym Exports, Mumbai (Bombay), India. Indian Neem Tree Products are used Worldwide. They are used as Pesticides/Insecticides, Fertiliser, Anti-Nematodes, and as Nitrogen Savers. Rym Exports are Researchers, Surveyors, Promoters, Consultants, Contract Manufactuers, Traders & Exporters of products related to Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica). Available: general information, product information, contact and some more.

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