BIOBED: PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT FROM PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION DURING FILLING AND CLEANING OF SPRAYER


BOZDOĞAN A. M. , Yarpuz-Bozdogan N. , ÖZTEKİN M. S. , Aka-Sağlıker H., Yılmaz H.

37th International Symposium of Agricultural Engineering, Opatija, Croatia, 10 - 13 February 2009, vol.37, pp.171-173 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 37
  • City: Opatija
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-173

Abstract

Pesticides, which are used to control pests, are harmful for non-target organisms. Especially, during filling and cleaning of sprayer is important for point source contamination of pesticide. In UK, Germany and Sweden, 20-70% pesticide load in surface water catchments is derived from point sources. For protecting environment from pesticide contamination during filling and cleaning of sprayer can he reduced by using biobed, which contains straw, peat, and soil. The effectiveness, cheapness and simplicity of the biobed make it suitable for protecting environment. Generally, numbers of biobed increase year by year in the world. This study presents the information about biobed, its uses in world and Turkey. The first study about biobed was started in 2007 in Turkey.