Document Detail

Pesticide usage in some vegetable crops in Great Britain: real on-farm applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12741528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The last decade has seen an increasing requirement throughout the United Kingdom (UK) for accurate, timely information on pesticide usage on fresh produce such as vegetables to satisfy government legislation and provide data as part of the registration and review process of pesticides. These data, collected by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair's Pesticide Usage Survey Group (PUSG), provide information on current and past usage patterns and allow the impact of use on the environment, operator and consumer to be more accurately assessed from actual usage patterns rather than worst-case scenarios. Surveys of commercially grown carrot, Brussels sprouts and onion crops in Great Britain were undertaken at regular intervals between 1986 and 1999, using fully stratified samples of growers. Only on Brussels sprouts was there a significant decline in pesticide use over this period, but the frequency of treatments increased on all three crops, reflecting the recent introduction of more active molecules and lower dose rates. The implications for growers of EU Directive 91/44 are discussed if active ingredients are lost because they fail to achieve Annex 1 listing.
Miles R Thomas
Related Documents :
12741528 - Pesticide usage in some vegetable crops in great britain: real on-farm applications.
18963118 - Evaluation of sulphuric acid treatment as the clean-up step for the estimation of bhc a...
12400438 - Long-term impacts of an organophosphate-based regime of pesticides on field and field-e...
6546568 - Pesticide, metal, and other chemical residues in adult total diet samples. (xiv). octob...
22897478 - Trophic transfer of au nanoparticles from soil along a simulated terrestrial food chain.
17919848 - Commodity specific rates of temporal discounting: does metabolic function underlie diff...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pest management science     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1526-498X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pest Manag. Sci.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-13     Completed Date:  2003-12-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100898744     Medline TA:  Pest Manag Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pesticide Usage Survey, Central Science Laboratory, DEFRA, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Agriculture / methods*
Data Collection
Environmental Monitoring
Great Britain
Pesticides / analysis*,  supply & distribution
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Pesticide buffer zones for the protection of wildlife.
Next Document:  Keeping science in environmental regulations: the role of the animal scientist.