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PERSAM: a tool for calculating PECs for pesticides in soil

LOCATION
Europe
DATE
2013-2014
DESCRIPTION

In 2012, EFSA published a scientific opinion describing how residu concentrations of pesticides in soil and soil water should be calculated for different climate zones (the regulatory zones North, Centre and South) for different annual crops (Capri crops). This technical background and the formulas for the calculation behind the opinion are implemented by VITO in a user-friendly software. The PERSAM tool can be used to derive PECs in soil for spray applications to annual crops for conventional and reduced tillage. The opinion and the associated PERSAM tool are at the moment under public consultation. 

Download the software and the manual (after registration)