Pesticides in Brazil: an understanding of the current scenario of use and the properties of the soil that act on the dynamics and retention of these molecules




Agrotoxic; Environment; Biorremediation; Soil health.


In recent decades, Brazil has shown a trend of significant increase in the use of pesticides. In this scenario, as the country is a major producer and exporter of agricultural food, this increase represents an unprecedented environmental problem. The occurrence of pesticides in the soil has become a highly significant environmental problem that has been exacerbated by its widespread use worldwide and the absence of cost-effective remediation technologies on a large scale. The fate of the insecticide may be affected by physical, chemical, and biological characteristics, and the way these features interact with ecosystems. The present work aimed to make an analysis through studies carried out previously on the physicochemical properties of the soil that act on the dynamics and retention of the molecules of the most used pesticides in Brazil, in order to collaborate for monitoring and evaluation studies that seek appropriate measures to sustainable development and the achievement of soil degradation neutrality.


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SILVA, F. H. K. P. da; ANTUNES, L. F. de S.; VAZ, A. F. de S.; SILVA, M. S. R. de A. da. Pesticides in Brazil: an understanding of the current scenario of use and the properties of the soil that act on the dynamics and retention of these molecules. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 9, p. e7911931614, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i9.31614. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 aug. 2022.



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