Pest Management and Pesticides: A Historical Perspective
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Fishel, Frederick M. 2010. “Pest Management and Pesticides: A Historical Perspective: PI219/PI219, 12/2009”. EDIS 2010 (1). Gainesville, FL.


PI219, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Frederick M. Fishel, provides a historical perspective on the impact of pests and pesticides on human society, including a chronological list of significant events involving pesticides. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, December 2009.


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