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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 986-992

Risk Mitigation Methods for Removal of Pesticide Deposits in Spinach for Reducing Residues Content
P. Geetha*, P. Vijay Kumar, C. Srinivas and V. Shashibhushan
All India Network Project on Pesticide Residues, Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, EEI Premises, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad- 500 030, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Studies were undertaken to establish decontamination methods of commonly used insecticides Triazophos 40% EC, Deltametrin + Triazophos 36% EC sprayed at recommended dose in open field situations. The zero day samples from two various treatments were collected separately in large quantities and made into 2 sets, each in 4 replications. One set of sample from each treatment (in 4 replications) was analyzed for deposits of the pesticide. The remaining sets of samples of zero day from each treatment samples were subjected to various (Tap water wash, soaking in 2% salt solution for 10 min followed by tap water wash and hot water cooking of leafy vegetable for ten min) decontamination methods separately and the residues were calculated to know the efficiency of the various decontamination methods in the removal of pesticide residues from the spinach samples. Among various decontamination methods tested, hot water treatment wash was found to be very effective in removing pesticide residues to an extent of 50-90% varying with type of pesticides followed by common methods i.e., 2% salt solution wash was also effective method removing residues in the range of 30-65%, tap water in the range of 13-55%.

Keywords: Spinach, Triazophos, Deltametrin + Triazophos.

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Geetha, P., P. Vijay Kumar, C. Srinivas and Shashibhushan, V. 2017. Risk Mitigation Methods for Removal of Pesticide Deposits in Spinach for Reducing Residues Content.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 986-992. doi:
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