The latest issue of Outlooks on Pest
Management includes the following articles that will be of interest
to all who know and care about crop protection, and human and
1. “Paraquat: boon or bane?” –
The Editor, Len Copping introduces two controversial articles,
one for and one against the continued use of paraquat.
2. “Paraquat in perspective” –
Richard Brown, Michael Clapp, Jeremy Dyson, David Scott, Ian Wheals
and Martin Wilks of agribusiness giant Syngenta explain the benefits
associated with paraquat use and how potential risks can be avoided.
3. “Why paraquat should be banned” –
Barbara Dinham of pressure group PAN UK, on behalf of the Pesticide
Action Network explains why the risks associated with the continued
use of paraquat are too high and cannot be justified.
4. “Regional co-operation in the control of
olive fly in Palestine, Israel and Jordan” – Fathi
Abd el Hadi, Reuven Birger, Mustafa Natour, and Tully Friedgut
describe a successful joint project being undertaken in a region
not renowned for co-operation.
5. “Do GM crops harm beneficial arthropods
through their feeding?” by Sharon Downes, CSIRO Entomology
reviews data on the lack of effects of feeding insects reared
on GM-crops to a variety of arthropod predators.
For more information on any of the above, please
contact the Editor, Len Copping. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1799 521369.
To receive a copy of the December 2004 issue, please
contact Kumar Patel at email@example.com or
call +44 (0)20 8328 2470.
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