Chasing the Red Queen: The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

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In the race to feed the world's seven billion people, we are at a standstill. Over the past century, we have developed increasingly potent and sophisticated pesticides, yet in 2014, the average percentage of U.S. crops lost to agricultural pests was no less than in 1944. To use a metaphor the field of evolutionary biology borrowed from Alice in Wonderland , farmers must run ever faster to stay in the same place--i.e., produce the same yields. With Chasing the Red Queen , Andy Dyer offers the first book to apply the Red ...

Chasing the Red Queen: The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons 2014, Island Press

ISBN-13: 9781610915199

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Chasing the Red Queen: The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons 2014, Island Press

ISBN-13: 9781610915182

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