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Modelling pesticide residues on greasy wool: use of farm records at the time of treatment to predict residues

Citation

Horton, BJ and Karlsson, J and Gillibrand, M and Barr, W and Best, DJ and Campbell, NJ, Modelling pesticide residues on greasy wool: use of farm records at the time of treatment to predict residues, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 39 pp. 535-540. ISSN 0816-1089 (1999) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: doi:10.1071/EA98175

Abstract

A model has been used to predict expected pesticide residues on wool at shearing after normal on-farm treatments. If wool producers keep accurate records of treatments at the time they are carried out, the model can predict the residue with greater accuracy and precision than if treatment records are less specific. The expected range is halved and the predicted residue is lower where wool producers have kept treatment records, compared with wool from previous surveys where only the usual farm information was available. If declarations by wool producers are used to assist wool buyers who require wool with low pesticide residues, these declarations will have more value if they are supported by documentation of treatments used on the sheep.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Animal Production
Research Field:Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock Raising
Objective Field:Sheep - Wool
UTAS Author:Horton, BJ (Dr Brian Horton)
ID Code:69866
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-05-23
Last Modified:2012-03-02
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