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Good practice statements -- developing guidelines for the safe and efficient use of pesticides

  • Author(s): Stein, Harold S., Jr.
  • et al.
Abstract

Because pest control, vertebrate and invertebrate, is an applied science, a disciplined technology is mandatory. The National Pest Control Association, through its technical committees, is developing guidelines for the safe and efficient use of pesticides and for the execution of specific forms of pest control. These guidelines known as "Good Practice Statements" not only reveal a methodology utilizing the cooperative efforts and experiences of commercial pest control operators, representatives of the scientific community, and specialists from pertinent governmental regulatory agencies, but in themselves as physical documents add to the total expertise of everyone connected with the problems and responsibilities of conservation and control of the environment.

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