Vegetable Research & Innovation

Pesticide residues in hydroponic systems growing capsicum – an extended study

A study was commissioned during the 2002/03 growing season to assess the amount of residues in capsicum fruit as a result of drenching three pesticides into two types of growing media. The results indicated that the type of growing medium and the nature of the pesticide used as a drench strongly influence the uptake and accumulation of the pesticide in the fruit.