Crop protection project to minimize residues
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CTA. 1993. Crop protection project to minimize residues. Spore 45. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Internationally there is increasing concern with regard to pesticide residues in foodstuff, and Kenya, as a major horticultural exporter, is keen to preserve its markets. Government departments and exporters, through their trade associations, are...
Internationally there is increasing concern with regard to pesticide residues in foodstuff, and Kenya, as a major horticultural exporter, is keen to preserve its markets. Government departments and exporters, through their trade associations, are working to ensure that the market is not damaged through the presence of illegal or excessive residues in exported produce. A Crop Protection Project (CPP) has been developed between the UK Overseas Development Administration (ODA) and the Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). The CPP is multidisciplinary with support being provided through a number of link organisations in plant pathology and virology, nematology, weed science, pesticide application and pesticide residue chemistry. The Natural Resources Institute is providing support to the virology and chemistry components of the project. The project has re-equipped the existing laboratories and provided supplementary training for the staff, many of whom already had some experience in pesticide analysis. The laboratory is now fully functional and has the capacity to analyze a wide range of pesticides. It will conduct research into pesticide use and metabolism, pesticide crop persistence studies, environmental monitoring and surveys of residues on foodstuffs; market basket surveys are presently underway, sampling key commodities in the Iocal diet. John Cox NRI Central Avenue Chatham Maritime Kent ME4 4TB UK
SubjectsCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION;
- CTA Spore (English)