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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 26

Pesticide Residues in Coffee Agroecosystems

Marcelo Rodrigues dos Reis, Flávio Lemes Fernandes, Everaldo Antônio Lopes, Jéssica Emiliane Rodrigues Gorri,  and Flávia Maria Alves     Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal de Viçosa-Campus de Rio Paranaíba, Rio Paranaíba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Abstract

In coffee agroecosystems, pesticides provide an efficient, rapid, and low-cost tool for controlling plagues, diseases, and weeds. However, inappropriate use and misinformation related to the possible negative impacts of pesticides have been observed, mainly among small producers. When pesticides are applied, only 30–40% of the product reaches the biological target. The rest of the product can remain in the agroecosystem and affect ...

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