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Reduced environmental impact using plant protection products in greenhouses

When using chemical plant protection products in greenhouses, there will always be a risk that they will leak to the surrounding environment. Precautions and safe handling are therefore required. This includes both good routines and technical methods for purification of water flows.

Aim and goal

The aim of the project is to develop a safe handling of chemicals plant protection products in greenhouses.

Challenge

Chemical residuals from greenhouse production is found in several surface waters in Sweden. The levels are in many cases over the threshold levels.  

Solution

A recirculating system that is suited for the production site and continuously checked, in combination with correct handling routines and, if necessary, cleaning systems for the drainage water.

Effect

Environmental impact can be decreased as well as a better working environment.


Summary

Project name

Reduced chemical leakage from greenhouse

Status

Active

Area

Food

RISE role in project

Projectleader

Project start

Duration

3 years

Partner

Torbjörn Hansson, Grön kompetens

Funders

Swedish Board of Agriculture

The UN sustainable development goals

6. Clean water and sanitation
12. Responsible consumption and production