Vera Silva

Aspects of pesticide residues explained in a video

Researcher Vera Silva discusses, in an exploratory video, several aspects of the use of pesticides. Throughout Europe a lot of samples were analysed on pesticide residues. These samples were analysed for around 80 different compounds in each of them. More than 80% of agricultural soils in Europe were contaminated with pesticides residues. She reported that they identified the most contaminated areas. Besides, the video pays attention to problems a vineyard owner has to deal with and it shows also sustainable alternatives.You can watch the video here.