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dc.contributor.authorReus, J.
dc.contributor.authorLeendertse, P.
dc.contributor.authorBockstaller, C.
dc.contributor.authorFomsgaard, I.
dc.contributor.authorGutsche, V.
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, C.
dc.contributor.authorPussemier, L.
dc.contributor.authorTrevisan, M.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Werf, H.M.G.
dc.contributor.authorAlfarroba, F.
dc.contributor.authorBlumel, S.
dc.contributor.authorIsart, J.
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, D.
dc.contributor.authorSeppala, T.
dc.identifier.citationReus , J , Leendertse , P , Bockstaller , C , Fomsgaard , I , Gutsche , V , Lewis , K , Nilsson , C , Pussemier , L , Trevisan , M , van der Werf , H M G , Alfarroba , F , Blumel , S , Isart , J , McGrath , D & Seppala , T 2002 , ' Comparison and evaluation of eight pesticide environmental risk indicators developed in Europe and recommendations for future use ' , Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment , vol. 90 , no. 2 , pp. 177-187 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 126615
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 301ce70d-c481-46ad-a121-9fde01b3708a
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5007
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 18444367985
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1672-5968/work/38925948
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Elsevier B.V. [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractInformation is required on pesticide risk indicators used in Europe in order to optimise their use to reduce the environmental impact of pesticides. The present study was performed to compare and evaluate eight pesticide risk indicators developed in Europe and to give recommendations for further use and harmonisation of these risk indicators. This paper is based on the results of the CAPER project (concerted action on pesticide risk indicators). First the indicators and their methodologies were characterised. The eight indicators differed with regard to the compartments, effects and methods used to calculate environmental impact scores. Subsequently, the environmental risk of 15 individual pesticide applications was assessed with the eight indicators and the outcomes were compared. The rankings of the 15 applications by the indicators differed when the score for the environment as a whole was concerned. This was caused by the large variety in environmental compartments taken into account by the indicators. However, for the individual compartments surface water, groundwater and soil the indicators gave similar rankings of the 15 pesticide applications. The ranking based on the indicator ‘kilograms of active ingredient’ did not correlate with most of the rankings by the risk indicators. Indicators are regarded as useful tools for the reduction of the environmental impact of pesticides. The development of a scientific framework for indicators in farmer decision tools is needed to harmonise and increase the use of pesticide risk indicators in the European Union.en
dc.relation.ispartofAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
dc.titleComparison and evaluation of eight pesticide environmental risk indicators developed in Europe and recommendations for future useen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Human and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture and Environment Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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