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Arnaldoa

Print version ISSN 1815-8242On-line version ISSN 2413-3299

Abstract

GUERRERO PADILLA, Ana M. Pesticide Management in Crops of Zea Mays L. "corn" (Poaceae), Brassica Cretica Lam. "broccoli" (Brassicaceae), Apium Graveolens L. "celery", Coriandrum Sativum L. "coriander" (Apiaceae), Allium Fistulosum L. "scallion" (Amaryllidaceae) in Moche Countryside, Trujillo, Peru. Arnaldoa [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.1, pp.159-178. ISSN 1815-8242.  http://dx.doi.org/http://doi.org/10.22497/arnaldoa.251.25110.

The present study had as main objective to determine the pesticide management in Moche countryside, Trujillo, Peru. We found that 80% of farmers own less than 3 ha, corresponding to 13% of farmers in Jushape sector, 50% in Cobranza, 63% in Chaquín Alto, 25% in Herequeque and 40% in El Tanque. The major crops are Zea mays L. "corn" (Poaceae), Brassica cretica Lam. "broccoli" (Brassicaceae), Apium graveolens L. "celery", Coriandrum sativum L. "coriander" (Apiaceae) y Allium fistulosum L. "scallion" (Amaryllidaceae). Farmers make indiscriminate use of pesticides at 90% in El Tanque sector, 85% in Chanquín Alto sector and 83% in Cobranza sector, which can cause serious damages to health. It was determined that 50% of people did not use any basic safety equipment, such as in Huerequeque sector, and within a range of 20 to 37% in Chaquín Alto, El Tanque, Cobranza and Jushape sectors. Likewise, accumulation of contaminated containers were found in agricultural plots, as well as a lack of response for handling and final disposal of them.

Keywords : pesticide; Zea mays; Brassica cretica; Apium graveolens; Coriandrum sativum; Allium fistulosum; Moche countryside.

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