Publications

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Issue Papers - IP55 - November 2014

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 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).

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 55-QC - November 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, The Contributions of Pesticides to Pest Management in Meeting the Global Need for Food Production by 2050. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.

 

 
 
CAST Commentaries - QTA2014-1 - July 2014

Aquatic plants are often dealt with on a local scale, when in reality they impact wide areas outside of the traditional lake or river habitat. They can affect aesthetics, drainage, fishing, water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, flood control, human and animal health, hydropower generation, irrigation, navigation, recreation, and, ultimately, land values. The authors of this paper emphasize the necessity for the skillful management of nuisance aquatic plants and algae, and they hope regulators, managers, stakeholders, and legislators gain scientific insights about this important issue. Chair: Kurt Getsinger, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. QTA2014-1, 12 pp., July 2014. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 2014-1-QC - July 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, Benefits of Controlling Nuisance Aquatic Plants and Algae in the United States. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 142-QC-SPA - May 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities.

 
 
Issue Papers - IP54 - April 2014

Although genetically engineered (GE) products are used around the world, the issue becomes contentious when they are present in our food. A key part of the resulting debate centers on proposals regarding the mandatory labeling of GE food. With some states considering legislation to mandate such labels, this CAST Issue Paper examines arguments for and against labels, the costs involved with labeling, and experiences in countries that use mandatory labeling. Chair: Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California - Davis. IP54, April 2014, 16 pp., FREE. Available online and in print (fee for shipping/handling may apply).

GE Labeling Impact Report - June 2014

View videos of the April 28, 2014 panel discussion here.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 54-QC - April 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document,The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 31-QC-SPA - February 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document,Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 2012-1-QC-SPA - February 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, La Relación Directa entre la Salud Animal y los Resultados de Inocuidad Alimentaria.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 49-QC-SPA - February 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, Las malezas resistentes al herbicida son una amenaza para los avances logrados en la conservación del suelo: Cómo encontrar un equilibrio para la sustentabilidad del suelo y los predios agrícolas.