Puntbronnen en puntbelastingen in de fruitteelt : desk-studie

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    Measurements of pesticide concentrations in surface water by the water boards show that they have decreased less than was expected from model calculations. Possibly, the implementation of spray drift reducing techniques is overestimated in the model calculation. The impact of point sources is probably underestimated. A project was initiated for the quantification and qualification of possible point sources in Dutch fruit culture. From a survey it was concluded that the majority of fruit growers do not posses the mandatory equipment regarding filling and cleaning of sprayers. This creates a potential environmental risk for surface water contamination. Further research is focused on: internal and external cleaning of sprayers, environmental impact of the washings, discharge of transport water from fruit sorting installations, and bioremediation systems for processing contaminated water.
    Original languageDutch
    Place of PublicationRandwijk
    PublisherPPO Fruit
    Number of pages49
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    PublisherPPO Fruit


    • fruit growing
    • emission
    • surface water
    • polder boards
    • plant protection
    • pesticides
    • environmental impact
    • spraying equipment

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