Occurrence of insecticide residues in selected crops and natural resources

Ratna Kumari, B and Rao, G V R and Sahrawat, K L and Rajasekhar, P (2012) Occurrence of insecticide residues in selected crops and natural resources. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 89 (1). pp. 187-192. ISSN 0007-4861

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Pesticide residue monitoring was taken up at Kothapally and Enkepally villages of Ranga Reddy district, Andhra Pradesh in food crops (rice, maize, pigeonpea), vegetables (tomato and brinjal), cotton besides soil and water during 2008–2009 seasons. Of the 80 food crop and cotton samples, only two rice grain samples (3 %) showed beta endosulfan residues and two (3 %) out of 80 soil samples of food crops and cotton showed alpha and beta endosulfan residues. Out of 75 tomato samples, 26 (35 %) were contaminated and 4 % had residues above maximum residue limit (MRLs). Out of the 50 soil samples from tomato fields, 13 (26 %) contained residues. Among the 80 brinjal samples, 46 (56 %) contained residues and 4 % of samples had residues above MRLs. Only 13 % of the soil samples from brinjal fields were contaminated. Water samples found free from residues. In general the incidence of residues was below MRL in food crops

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pesticide residues; Food crops; Vegetables; Soil; Water; MRLs
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 08:16
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 05:12
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6446
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00128-012-0660-5
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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