Special Project: Pesticide Residue Testing

Area of Concern:

Public perception of pesticides on locally produced crops, based on the misuse of pesticides (early harvest or apply too much, too often) or the use of misbranded (unregistered and illegal) pesticides.

Solution:

Two courses of action:

  1. Conduct residue testing on local crops to deteremine presence or absence of pesticide residue.
  2. Conduct commodity sampling (fruit or vegetable to be sent to a laboratory for analysis) to determine type of pesticide and level of toxicity.

Partners:

The Test

Our Goals

The Results

The results of the onsite testing will assist the organizations address the safe use of pesticides and residue levels. Sampling of actual produce shall be conducted at a later time, wherein the crop shall be sent to a laboratory for further analysis.

Residue Test Results (as of Dec 2013)

Interested? Complete the Waiver Form and contact the pesticide program at (670)-664-8511/2