Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2593-9173


Robert MH

Robert MH
Sustainable Futures Institute,
Houghton, MI

  • Research Article
    Life-Cycle Assessment of Neonicotinoid Pesticides
    Author(s): Natalia TG and Robert MHNatalia TG and Robert MH

    Neonicotinoid pesticides have been an increasing focus of the environmental community, due to their potential impacts on bee populations and other important insects. The goal of this study was to develop a lifecycle assessment (LCA) approach that could be used to quantify the environmental impacts of two common neonicotinoid pesticides, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam. In order to develop the LCA study, an equivalent scenario was created for each pesticide that incorporated data on the production of each pesticide, followed by transportation to a model farm site in Brazil and application with an in-furrow pesticide application system. Data sources for the materials and energy used, combined with resulting emissions to air, water, and soil, were gathered from peer-reviewed literature, government reports, life-cycle inventory databases, and other sources. The SimaPro LCA modeling platform.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2728.1000165

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