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Abstract

Great attention is paid today in modern agricultural practice to the necessary crop operations. These are carried out with greater vigilance and in a more responsible way, considering the affects which they may have on the environment and on products intended as food. The defence of agricultural crops plays an important role in this context, with the widespread use of products and methods against pests, diseases and weeds, to obtain healthy crops of quality. The struggle against infesting grasses is always carried out with great commitment, but is sometimes a cause for concern because of the incorrect use of certain products and the secondary effects, often negative, found in various environments. A good 80% of the pesticides used in agriculture and herbicides and their impact on the cultivated environment has in some cases led to fears about the contamination of soils and aquifers and to the insurgence of phenomena of resistance and of modifications in the composition of the weed community.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) EL TITI A LANDESANSTALT FUER PFLANZENSCHUTZ, STUTTGART (GERMANY) , JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);LANDESANSTALT FUER PFLANZENSCHUTZ, STUTTGART (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: MEETING OF THE EC EXPERTS' GROUP REGULATION OF WEED POPULATION IN MODERN PRODUCTION OF VEGETABLE CROPS, STUTTGART (GERMANY), OCT. 28-31, 1986, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34227 ORA
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