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4th IPM Symposium

A Comparison of Pesticide Environmental Risk Indicators for Agriculture
Thomas Greitens and Esther Day

Abstract :
This study analyzes a variety of environmental risk systems identified in the literature and utilized in some agricultural practices. Using actual pesticide application data from tomato and pepper farms in Florida, an analysis of these systems reveals basic differences in data points, environmental effects considered, and assessments of environmental risk. With this type of information, this research reveals that certain environmental risk systems are more usable and more applicable at the individual farm level than other environmental risk systems.

Powerpoint Presentation : Comparison of Pesticide Envir. Risk Indicators


American Farmland Trust