Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1992

Journal or Book Title

American Entomologist

Volume

38

Issue

3

First Page

139

Last Page

146

DOI

10.1093/ae/38.3.139

Abstract

PESTICIDE USE and regulation have been major public issues for many years. Environmental groups, the pesticide industry, legislators, and growers are frequently at odds over pesticides. Nonetheless, basic questions remain unanswered. What are the fundamental issues and choices regarding pesticide policy? What is the tech nical basis for making policy decisions? The time has come for a rational public debate on these questions. Although national pesticide policy derives from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodcnticide Act (FIFRA) and regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), inadequacies in current legislation and regulation are becoming increasingly apparent.

Comments

This article is published as Higley, Leon G., Michael R. Zeiss, Wendy K. Wintersteen, and Larry P. Pedigo. "National pesticide policy: a call for action." American Entomologist 38, no. 3 (1992): 139-146. doi: 10.1093/ae/38.3.139. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Entomological Society of America

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Entomology Commons

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