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dc.contributor.authorStewart, TMen_US
dc.contributor.authorRAMILAN, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, Fen_US
dc.date.available2017-08-08en_US
dc.date.issued2017-08-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Plant Protection, 2017, 70 pp. 152 - 159en_US
dc.identifier.issn1175-9003en_US
dc.description.abstractBiopesticides have a number of positive attributes compared with conventional pesticides but direct comparisons are difficult to achieve objectively. Therefore, an indexing method was developed and used to compare the user-convenience and flexibility of spray-applied biopesticides commercially available in the New Zealand with similar conventional pesticides. Relative efficacy was not assessed. Biopesticides scored higher than conventional pesticides when all parameters were considered, particularly for the major fruit crops. Biopesticides had significantly shorter withholding periods, required less resistance management, seldom needed an approved handler, and were registered for more crops than conventional pesticides. However, they were less compatible with other products and some required special storage conditions. There was little difference between the two groups regarding bee toxicity, target range and adjuvant requirements. The methodology used here could potentially be used to compare any individual pesticides or pesticide groups pertaining to a particular measure of interest.en_US
dc.format.extent152 - 159en_US
dc.publisherCaxton Pressen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/41en_US
dc.titleAssessing the “user-friendliness” of biopesticides and their conventional pesticide counterparts: A “proof-of- concept” framework for comparing pesticide groupsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume70en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id373127
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Plant Protectionen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciencesen_US


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