The Contributions of Pesticides to Pest Management in Meeting the Global Need for Food Production by 2050


Task Force Chair

Stephen Weller

Task Force Author(s)

Albert Culbreath
Leonard Gianessi
Stephen Weller

Task Force Reviewers

John Jachetta
Jason Norsworthy
John Palumbo

Task Force Board Liaison

John Madsen
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Crop protection is critical to the growth of healthy plants, the enhancement of the environment, and the production of healthy foods. Recognition of the critical role of crop protection in food production has been ignored and derided by some sectors. This Issue Paper (IP 55) reviews the benefits of crop protection, including the use of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides in crop production. The information provides a summary of the benefits of Integrated Pest Management as well as a section focusing on new uses of pesticides that are efficacious in reducing risk and providing new benefits. Chair: Stephen Weller, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University. IP55, November 2014, 28 pp., FREE. Available online and in print (fee for shipping/handling may apply).

Mandarin Chinese translation also available as download (click link).


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