Knowledge Bank

The Paraquat Information Center’s Knowledge Bank is a warehouse of more extensive articles which provide a background to information found in other sections. Here you will find in-depth articles covering all aspects of paraquat and its use in sustainable farming


Management and conservation of the natural resource base and the use of technological and organizational change in a manner that ensures continued agricultural production from the land for present and future generations. Such practices conserve land, water, and plant and animal genetic resources. They are environmentally non-degrading, technically appropriate, economically viable, and socially acceptable. Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore, stewardship of both natural and human resources is of prime importance.

Authoritative On-line References and Resources Information from the USDA's Alternative Agricultural Systems Information Center.
systems around the world.
Also included are relevant papers which have been published in the scientific peer-reviewed literature and in other professional journals. Topics covered are:
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Crop production and protection
  • Heath, safety and stewardship


    The responsible and ethical management of a crop protection product in a way that takes full and balanced account of the interests of users, future generations, and other species.

    Authoritative On-line References and Resources CropLife International is a global federation representing the plant science industry and a network of regional and national associations in 91 countries. These organisations are committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology.
  • Environment
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