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Improvements of pesticide handling in greenhouse situations

Löfkvist, Klara and Svensson, Sven Axel (2012). Improvements of pesticide handling in greenhouse situations. I/In: International Advances in Pesticide Application, 120109 -120112, Wageningen, the Netherlands.
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The use of pesticides in greenhouses has often been regarded, formally at least, as if the greenhouse was a closed system, isolated from surrounding soil, air, and water. Recently, several pesticide residues studies in watercourses have been conducted, showing pollution that could be related to greenhouse production. In a previous project, several potential point sources were identified. The objective of this project was to transform identified shortcomings within the field of point sources, into improvements; to reduce the risk of accidents and minimize the consequences. A filling/mixing/cleaning station was developed as a ‘mock-up’ and tested by growers and advisers, and after that, further improved. An important part of the design was to facilitate the handling work and, in this way, reduce the temptation to handle pesticides at inexpedient places. A promising idea from users themselves is also described; an attachment to standard sprayer tanks, to minimize spilling

Authors/Creators:Löfkvist, Klara and Svensson, Sven Axel
Title:Improvements of pesticide handling in greenhouse situations
Series Name/Journal:Aspects of applied biology
Year of publishing :2012
Page range:371-378
Number of Pages:8
Place of Publication:Wageningen, the Netherlands
Publisher:Association of Applied Biologists
Publication Type:Conference Paper (Paper)
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Agrovoc terms:pesticides, greenhouses
Keywords:pesticides, pollution, greenhouses, pot plants, point source, safe handling
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ID Code:13180
Faculty:LTJ - Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (until 2013)
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Agrosystems (until 121231)
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Deposited On:09 Sep 2016 07:30
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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