Surveying the type and amount of pesticide use in agricultural sector of Kashan, Iran

Dehghani, R. and Bidgoli, M.S. and Takhtfiroozeh, S. and Razi, S. and Zamani, H. and Taghizadeh, L. and Motaghirezaei, F. and Azarbad, Z. and Zeraatkar, R. (2018) Surveying the type and amount of pesticide use in agricultural sector of Kashan, Iran. Journal of Entomological Research, 42 (1). pp. 33-40.

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Abstract

Pesticides in addition to eliminating pests pollute the environment and cause disease. According to the statistics the total cultivated lands of Kashan province totaled 15894.1 hectares. Due to the importance of pesticide use in agricultural and dry and desert areas of Kashan which is very fragile due to low rainfall, this study was conducted to determine the type and amount of pesticide use in different parts of agriculture in Kashan during 2015 crop year. The results showed that a total of 16 types of poisons were used in the agricultural sector of Kashan, of these 5 types (31.25%)are of the phosphorus group, 3 types (18.75%) pyroclastic group, 2 types (12.5%) copper compounds and 6 types (37.5%) other types of pesticides. The data from this study show that most of the pesticides used are organophosphates, among them the most commonly used was diazinon. Keywords Agriculture, Kashan, organophosphate, pesticide.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Environmental health
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2019 14:38
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 14:38
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3199

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