Cover of publication TEXTE 82/2021 Environmental risks of pesticides between forecast and reality: How reliable are results of the environmental risk assessment for individual products in the light of agricultural practice (tank mixtures, spray series)?
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Environmental risks of pesticides between forecast and reality: How reliable are results of the environmental risk assessment for individual products in the light of agricultural practice (tank mixtures, spray series)?


In our fields, several plant protection products (PPPs) are often applied at the same time and/or in sequence. In the current authorisation, however, PPPs are only evaluated individually. As a result, effects from typical PPP applications often remain undetected and represent a problematic and alarming gap in the authorisation of PPPs.

The authors of the present study evaluated almost 900 PPP spray series applied in 12 different main crops. The result: The overall risk of PPP applications is underestimated

Series
Texte | 82/2021
Number of pages
196
Year of publication
Author(s)
Saskia Knillmann, Matthias Liess, Björn Scholz-Starke, Benjamin Daniels, Richard Ottermanns, Andreas Schäffer, Alexandra Sybertz, Martina Roß-Nickoll
Language
English
Project No. (FKZ)
3715 63 407 0
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
File size
5612 KB
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