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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 303–304.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Frederick R. Davis The Law and Ecology of Pesticides and Pest Management . By Mary Jane Angelo . Burlington : Ashgate Publishing , 2013 . 264 pp., $124.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-7546-7431-3 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2015 2015 2015 Book Reviews (267). Intensive...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 623–626.
Published: 01 October 2003
...Karen-Beth G. Scholthof Battling Resistance to Antibiotics and Pesticides: An Economic Approach . Ramanan Laxminarayan . An Introduction to Arthropod Pest Control . J. R. M. Thacker . Copyright 2003 Agricultural History Society 2003 Book Reviews / 623 Walbert is on firmer...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Jeannie Whayne Abstract This paper argues that agricultural scientists Dwight Isley, Harry Rosen, and William Baerg developed an “integrated pest management” approach at the University of Arkansas in the 1920s; an approach that served as an inspiration for later generations of researchers...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 46–73.
Published: 01 January 2010
... services, these conventions attempted to prevent the introduction of plant diseases and pests into national territories from which they were previously absent. Second, by standardizing these practices—especially through the design of a unique certificate of inspection—the conventions attempted to eliminate...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 January 2011
... not how the cotton pest destroyed the region’s staple crop, but how women and men across race and class lines understood the beetle’s threat and used it to their advantage. The statue, like the countless blues and folk songs about the pest, was a cultural statement that shaped the understanding of the bug...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 74–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
... preserved, shipped to other centers, or sold on the open market. Short growing seasons, poor soils, initially undeveloped lands, pests, equipment shortages, and labor issues hampered operations. However, imprisoned evacuee farmers proved that diverse agricultural programs could succeed in the harsh settings...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (1): 83–114.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Entomologists," Nature105 (29 July1920): 676 -77 4 Jonathan Brown and H. A. Beecham, " Crop Pests and Diseases ," in The Agrarian History of England and Wales, 1750–1850 , ed. G. E. Mingay (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989 ), 4 : 311 Frank M. Turner, "Public Science in Britain...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 309–321.
Published: 01 April 2000
... in California (Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996 ) 2 Leland O. Howard , " Injurious Insects and Commerce ," Division of Entomology, USDA, Insect Life, Vol. 7 , 1895 , 332 -38 L. O. Howard , " Danger of Importing Insect Pests ," Division of En¬ tomology, USDA, Yearbook...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 622–623.
Published: 01 October 2003
.... Edited by Ramanan Laxminarayan. Washington, D.C.: RFF Press, 2002. 377 pp., $65.00, cloth, ISBN 1-891853-51-1. An Introduction to Arthropod Pest Control By J.R.M. Thacker. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 343 pp., $80.00, cloth, ISBN 0-52156106-X; $30.00, paper, ISBN 0-521-56787-4. Muitidrug...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 468–495.
Published: 01 October 2008
... for New Pest Management Strategies (New York: Plenum Press, 1982) Willis Conner Sorensen, Brethren of the Net: American Entomology, 1840-1880 (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1995) Paolo Palladino, Entomology, Ecology, and Agriculture: The Making of Scientific Careers in North America, 1885...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 558–559.
Published: 01 October 2010
... on the federal level. Histories of pest control inAmerica can be divided into two types.First are the broad surveys,written in the 1970s and 1980s, largely in response to concerns raised byRachel Carson's Silent Spring. In the 1990s and 2000s, his torians focused on case studies, complicating the earlier...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 626–627.
Published: 01 October 2003
... understanding of the parameters that influence the develop? ment and spread of diseases and pests in our environment will provide the guidance for reasoned applications of pesticides and to evaluate how best to deploy genetically-modified crops. I have two reservations about An Introduction to Arthropod Pest...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 70–93.
Published: 01 January 2016
...: Scientific Approaches to the Problem of Insecticide Resistance, 1920s–1960s,” Ambix 51 ( July 2004 ): 135 – 47 ; James McWilliams , American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2008 ). For a biological picture...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 304–306.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... Although there are many approaches to pest control available to farmers, such policies result in continued reliance upon chemical insecticides. Angelo then reviews the various classes of pesticides including organochlorines (like DDT) and organophosphates (like Parathion) as well as genetically modified...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 145–147.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of the focal points of a process of biogeographical dispossession. in the early twentieth century, as the cattle industry became increasingly dominated by a few large corporate ranches, ranchers faced competition from another kind of pest: grasshoppers. The book s second section describes how the ranchers...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (1): 139–140.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., there is also a consid erable amount of information about local soils and flora, theunusual botany of the banana and related Musa species, the ecology of tropical rainforests on theNorth Coast ofHonduras, and the formidable pest complex of fungi, nematodes, and insects thatplagued and nearly defeated...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 283–322.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Eleonora Morales, "Pest Control and Soil Management in the Guatemalan Highlands: Understanding Traditional Agricultural Practices" (PhD diss., University of Michigan, 1998), 4, 51; Arriola, Riesgos y Oportunidades en la Producción; Watanabe, "Enduring Yet Ineffable Community," 188; Falla, Quiché...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 April 2012
... in Texas and destroyed vast acreage, it set off a near-hysteria that southern life faced its greatest threat since the Civil War (xii). The author further claims that a myth developed about the pest, a widespread belief that the appearance of the boll weevil was an Act of God, a voracious natural enemy...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 302–303.
Published: 01 April 2015
... chapter. Her history of carnivorism seems indefensibly incomplete without a critical assessment of the evolving relationships between humans and the nonhuman animals whose lives are at stake. Jennifer Jensen Wallach University of North Texas The Law and Ecology of Pesticides and Pest Management. By Mary...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (2): 300–301.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., 1890-1901. By Robert J. Spear. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005. 336 pp., $34.95, hardback, ISBN 1-55849-479-0. In the late nineteenth-century United States pests came to be viewed less as miseries to endure and more as problems to combat. By 1890 the coincidence of the Gypsy Moth...