CARDI, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (Jamaica); University of Delaware, Ohio State University, Penn State University (US)
Clive A. Edwards, S.Fleischer (US); Frank McDonald, D. Clarke-Harris (Jamaica)
The goal of this topic is to assess the extent to which pesticides are used on pepper, callaloo, and sweet potato. We hypothesize that many of these pesticides remain on crops long after application even to the extent to which residues can be detected in local and export marketplaces. Thus, the activities described below attempt to quantify pesticide use and residues that can either cause human health problems or rejection in the marketplace. Resistance to pesticides may also be a result of excessive pesticide use or of those chemicals that degrade very slowly under field conditions.
To assess the extent to which pesticides are used on pepper, callaloo, and sweet potato in sites in Jamaica.