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Record number 370015
Title Identification and quantification of point sources of surface water contamination in fruit culture in the Netherlands
Author(s) Wenneker, M.; Beltman, W.H.J.; Werd, H.A.E. de; Zande, J.C. van de
Source Aspects of Applied Biology 84 (2008). - ISSN 0265-1491 - p. 369 - 375.
Department(s) Applied Plant Research, Fruit Research Unit
Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
Nursery Stock-Flower Bulbs
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
Abstract 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.
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