Estimating pesticide emissions for LCA of agricultural products

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    Emission data for pesticides from agricultural product systems may be based on national and international pesticide usage statistics, but these only provide information on the applied dose. When the field is considered as part of the technosphere, the emissions from the system are those quantities, which reach the environment surrounding the field. The routes of emission may be direct through wind drift or indirect through evaporation, leaching, or surface run-off. Models are presented that will allow estimation of emission factors based on substance characteristics normally available for pesticide ingredients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAgricultural data for life cycle assessments
    Place of PublicationThe Hague
    PublisherAgricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)
    Publication date2000
    ISBN (Print)90-5242-563-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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