Chapter 2. An Agricultural Vision

  1. Frank den Hond,
  2. Peter Groenewegen and
  3. Nico M. van Straalen
  1. Paul C. Struik and
  2. Martin J. Kropff

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995457.ch2

Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

How to Cite

Struik, P. C. and Kropff, M. J. (2003) An Agricultural Vision, in Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives (eds F. den Hond, P. Groenewegen and N. M. van Straalen), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995457.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632056590

Online ISBN: 9780470995457



  • agriculture;
  • crop production;
  • pesticides;
  • crop protection;
  • management of diseases, pests and weeds


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The agronomic setting

  • Agricultural threats

  • Long-term agronomic prospects of use of synthetic pesticides

  • A change in attitude

  • Agricultural solutions

  • A new approach

  • Agronomic instruments to reduce use of pesticides

  • Policy instruments to enhance the reduction of pesticides

  • Closing remarks