Chemosphere 2021 Jul 22;275:130014. Epub 2021 Feb 22.
Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark, Produktionstorvet 424, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Electronic address:
The inventory model 'PestLCI Consensus', originally developed for temperate conditions, estimates initial pesticide emission fractions to air, to off-field surfaces by drift deposition, and to field crop and field soil surfaces according to crop foliar interception characteristics. Since crop characteristics and application techniques differ in tropical conditions, these aspects need to be included in the model in support of evaluating pesticide emissions under tropical conditions. Based on published literature, a consistent set of crop foliar interception fractions was developed as function of crop characteristics and spraying techniques for tropical crops. Read More