Pesticides in soil

Research highlights  

  • Residues of the TCP and chlorantraniliprole were most frequently detected in soil samples.  
  • Residues of chlorpyrifos and p,p’-DDT had the highest concentrations in soil.  
  • Measured concentration of pesticides in soil showed negligible health risks. 
  • In contrast to the soil samples from conventional fields, the soil samples from IPM fields had lower concentration of pesticides.   
  • Isomeric ratio of DDTs suggested ongoing use of DDT.  

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