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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry

Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry


Full Citation:Nelson, William M., Ed. Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry. American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C., 2004.

Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS); Distributed by Oxford University Press

Summary: Edited by William Nelson of the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), this book is the result of an ACS symposium on agricultural applications in green chemistry. The book includes material on the connection between green chemistry and sustainable agriculture, as well as agricultural products as examples of green chemistry (such as ethanol as an alternative fuel or the use of a plant’s essential oils as alternative pesticides). Also included is material on agricultural processes in green chemistry, such as bioremediation (using plants or microbes to clean up contaminated soil) and increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis so that crop yields are naturally higher, decreasing the need for artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Finally, the book looks to nature for models of how to deal with agricultural problems, such as using biological control to eliminate pests instead of chemical pesticides. 216 pages.

Price/Ordering Information: Check with your local library or bookstore. If this item is not part of your local library’s collection, ask your librarian about interlibrary loan options. This book may also be ordered directly from Oxford University Press for $120 plus shipping and handling. See to order. ISBN: 0-8412-3828-6.

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