• SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides

Soils - Pesticides in

Multiple Pesticide Residues in Soil Raise Alarm (Beyond Pesticides, November 30, 2018)   A pan-European study. 'A study published this month in Science of the Total Environmenreveals numerous pesticide residues persisting in soil, harming the viability of agricultural lands and increasing risk of off-site contamination...Samples were then analyzed for the concentration of 76 pesticide residues. These 76 pesticides were selected as being most often applied on conventional crops. Eighty-three percent of samples contained varying degrees of pesticide residues, with 25 percent showing one pesticide residue and 58 percent showing mixtures of two or more. Only 17 percent of the tested soils had no pesticide residues detected. More residues detected inhe northern, eastern and western EU regions. Glyphosate was the most widely detected.'  SNAP comment: If anone bothered to look t agricultural soils n Saskatchewan or Canada, widespread soil contamination would be found too. We already know glyphosate and is by-product AMPA persist in our northern soils.