Pesticides are applied to field crops to reduce insect, disease, and weed losses. The extensive use of pesticides is costly and of environmental concern. Band placement of pesticides is an alternative application practice that places chemicals only over crop rows, leaving interrows untreated.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, Four Volume Set
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