Results on Pesticides in October 2009
The pesticide monitoring campaign started August 2008 and ended September 2009. To date, surface water samples taken between August 2008 and April 2009 are analysed. Thirteen of the fifteen target compounds (buprofezin, butachlor, cypermethrin, difenoconazole, endosulfan sulphate, fenobucarb, fipronil hexaconazole, isoprothiolane, profenofos, pretilachlor, propanil and propiconazole) were detected in water samples taken at the two study sites from field discharges and irrigation canals. The detection frequencies are shown in figure 1.