A Method to Measure the Environmental Impact of Pesticides
Kovach, J.; Petzoldt, C.; Degni, J.; Tette, J.
The purpose of this bulletin is to organize the published environmental impact information of pesticides into a usable form to help growers and other IPM practitioners make more environmentally sound pesticide choices. This bulletin presents a method to calculate the environmental impact of most common fruit and vegetable pesticides (insecticides, acaricides, fungicides and herbicides) used in commercial agriculture. The values obtained from these calculations can be used to compare different pesticides and pest management programs to ultimately determine which program or pesticide is likely to have the lower environmental impact.
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin139
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
environmental impact of pesticides; method to measure impact of pesticides