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Course: Chemical Crop Protection

John Vontas
Foteini Flouri
Konstantinos Aliferis
5
9
Compulsory
Undergraduate

Pesticides in modern agriculture.  Pesticide application in practice (selectivity, compatibility, side-effects).

Evaluation of pesticide performance.

Pesticide residues on agricultural products, in the soil and in the water environment (sampling methods, residue analysis, monitoring, MRLs).

Factors affecting the persistence of pesticide residues in produce, soil and water.

Pesticides and the environment (soil fertility, non-target effects, decontamination methods)

Pesticides in integrated pest management programmes.

Pesticide formulation units (structure, safety of workers, environment).  The pesticide market.