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Colombia gets agchem environmental risk simulator

A simulator designed to evaluate the level of environmental risk from pesticides is available to the authorities in Colombia. The industry association, CropLife Latin America, delivered the state-of-the-art technology to the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment last week. The technology allows a progressive, step-by-step measurement of pesticide run-off in soil, surface and ground water. It accounts for rainfall, soil and climatic circumstances in the country. Developers mined international databases to determine national conditions over the last 30 years, developing scenarios for banana, potato and rice cultivation. The instrument was developed by 12 scientists at a cost of some $300,000. Colombia is the first country in the region to have the technology, but it could be used in neighbouring countries, CropLife says.



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