Rapid Response Screening Tools to Minimise Offsite Impacts of Rice Pesticides

  • 52 pages

  • Published: 25 Sep 2009

  • Author(s): Kumar, A, Quayle, W, Stevens, M, Woods, M, Kookana, R

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This RIRDC report presents the development of rapid response tools for the purposes of integrated pesticide management leading to the environmental sustainability of rice-production systems.In recent years, increasing awareness of the potential adverse effects of pesticides on the environment has resulted in greater public pressure to assess, monitor and minimise off-site impacts. The application of pesticides for pest control in rice-based cropping systems is commonly practised in Australia.