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The future role of pesticides in US agriculture / Committee on the Future Role of Pesticides in US Agriculture, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Life Sciences.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

ISBN 0-309-06526-7 (case bound)

1. Pesticides--United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Future Role of Pesticides in US Agriculture. II. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. III. Title.

SB950.2.A1 F88 2000

632'.95'0973--dc21

00-011245

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