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The Degradation of Pesticide Residues in Agriculture Fields to Specify the Organic Transition Period

Author Affiliations

  • 1Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 2Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 3Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 4Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 5Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 6Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 7Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND
  • 8Institute of Product Quality and Standardization, Maejo University, San Sai, Chiangmai, 50290, THAILAND

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 16-20, May,8 (2015)


The degradation of Dicofol, an insecticide of Organochlorine compound, and Chlorpyrifos, an insecticide of Organophosphate, were studied in terms of the time consumed for the chemical decayed in the agricultural plots for organic plant production, Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) plots, and controlled plots. The studied on annual crops including rice in the area of Chiang Mai and Sing Buri Province shown that the Dicofol substance took 4-5 months to decayed, starting from the day of the first used the chemical on both annual crops and perennials crops. However, Chlorpyrifos took only 1-2 months to decayed. The results of this study can be further use as a scientific data base to determine time for appropriate transition periods of conventional agriculture to organic production in Thailand.


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