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Author Vail, David D. (David Douglas), 1981- author

Title Chemical lands : pesticides, aerial spraying, and health in North America's grasslands since 1945 / David D. Vail
Published Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages) : illustrations
Series Nexus : new histories of science, technology, the environment, agriculture & medicine
Nexus (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Contents Making chemical-agricultural landscapes -- Creating new pests, experts, and risks -- Spraying the airplane way -- Toxic standards and fables -- Regional politics, national debates, and the Ag-1 program -- Spraying grasslands abroad
Summary "An exploration of the elaborate relationship between farmers, aerial sprayers, agriculturalists, crop pests, chemicals, and the environment."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aerial spraying and dusting in agriculture -- North America
Grasses -- Diseases and pests -- Control -- North America
Pesticides -- Application -- North America
Aerial spraying and dusting in agriculture.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Grasses -- Diseases and pests -- Control.
Pesticides -- Application.
North America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817391657 (electronic bk.)
9780817391652 (electronic bk.)