NGIA Nursery Paper May 2012

Do herbicides applied in production nurseries have the potential to leach and accumulate in water storages?

The use of pesticides (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) are an integral part of containerised plant production. They are used to assist nursery managers in maintaining a clean, healthy growing environment, while reducing labour to manage pests and weeds. In this Nursery Paper, NGINA Industry Development Officer Michael Danelon summarises the findings of a research project looking into “Herbicide residues in nursery dam water: A pilot monitoring program report” conducted by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) Queensland.

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