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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :10.5958/2229-4473.2015.00047.6
Year :2015, Volume : 28, Issue :2
First page : (134) Last page : (142)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Occurrence of Pesticide Residues in market and Farmgate samples of Okra crop, Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) in Meerut region

Prasad C. S.*, Anuragi Manoj Kumar, Pal Rishi

Department of Entomology, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut-250110, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author E-mail: csprasad23@gmail.com

A multi pesticide residues analysis was carried out for farmgate samples (20) of okra fruits from four market places of Meerut region namely Daurala, Lawer, Kesarganj and Partapur markets. 40, 45, 30, 35, 50 and 25% samples were > MRL and 30, 40, 35, 45, 35 and 45% sam-ples were recorded < their respective MRL values from Lawer market; 65, 55, 45, 40, 70 and 55% samples contained > MRL and 25, 30, 40, 45, 20 and 25% samples had residues < MRL values from Kesarganj and Partapur markets, 35, 30, 40, 30, 40 and 35% from Kesarganj market and 45, 40, 30, 40, 40 and 40% samples from Partapur market, residues > MRL and 50, 45, 45, 45, 40 and 30% and 40, 40, 45, 45, 35 and 40% samples, respectively contained residues < MRL values of monocrotophos (0.20), chlorpyriphos (0.20), di-methoate (2.00), cypermethrin (0.20), endosulfan (2.00) and imidacloprid (0.05ppm), respectively. So the okra fruits samples with residues above MRL are not safe for human consumption.




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