Agricultural land contamination services

OC pesticides

  • 20 + OC pesticides
  • Organochlorine pesticides
    are chlorinated
    hydrocarbons used
    extensively from 1 9 4 0’s
    in agriculture, mosquito
    control and in industry
    across the world.
  • Representative compound
    are DDT, Dieldrin,
    Chlordane etc…

OP pesticides

  • 50 + OP pesticides
  • Organophosphate
    pesticides developed in
    Germany in 1 9 4 0’s and
    became important defence
    against pests due to their
    high toxicity and make up
    about 50% of chemical
    pesticides.
  • Representative compound
    are Parathion, Diazinon,
    Chlorpyrifos etc…

Herbicides & Fungicides

  • 30 + Herbicides &
    Fungicides
  • Herbicides are use to kill or
    curtail plant growth and
    they have either selective
    or non-selective mode of
    action, while to Fungicides
    are used to control fungi
    and they are either
    protectants or eradicants.
  • Representative compound
    are Cyanazine, Trifluralin
    etc…

Synthetic pyrethroids

1 0 Synthetic pyrethroids

Synthetic pyrethroids are
pesticides derived from
naturally occurring
pyrethrins to control pest
insects and also used with
other chemicals such as
synergists to increase
potency and persistence in
environment.

Representative compound
are Bifenthrin, Cyfluthrin,
Fenvalerate etc…

Heavy metals

  • 8 heavy metals namely
    Arsenic, Cadmium,
    Mercury, Lead, Chromium,
    Copper, Nickel and Zinc
  • Heavy metals are found
    naturally in the earth and
    cannot be degraded or
    destroyed.
  • They are toxic in nature and
    can enter plant, animal,
    and human tissues through
    inhalation, diet, and
    manual handling.

Glyphosate

  • Glyphosate, AMPA and
    Glufosinate
  • Glyphosate is a herbicide
    used to control a wide variety
    of leafy weeds by inhibiting
    the activity of a plant-based
    enzyme which is not found in
    humans.
  • Glyphosate residue can
    be found in our food supply
    — on produce, in meat, and in
    packaged foods.

PCB’s

  • Aroclor 1016, 1242, 1248,
    1254, 1260
  • PCB’s are organochlorine
    compounds which may enter
    in the air, water and soil from
    manufacturing, spillage and
    improper disposal. They might
    be taken up by organisms and
    (bio)accumulate in fish and
    mammals.
  • General public may be
    exposed to PCB’s from
    soil/dust, air, water, or as
    residues in foods.

Insecticides

  • Insecticides are pesticides
    that are formulated to kill,
    harm, repel or mitigate one
    or more species of insect
    and plays vital role in
    integrated pest
    management plan.
  • Insecticides tend to be
    more toxic to humans than
    herbicides.

Interpretation of test results and recommendation by agronomist