Agrichemical Effects – Pesticides and Best Management Practices (BMPs)
BMP verification monitoring is conducted to measure adopted fertilization and pesticide application best management practice's ability to protect ground water. This monitoring is conducted after the BMP has been demonstrated to work on a small scale and has been implemented at an industry-wide scale. Monitoring is conducted on a suite of agricultural sites that have been selected as representative of the agricultural practice. Samples are collected quarterly for a period ranging from three to five years to determine if the newly adopted management practice will result in a widespread improvement throughout the industry. The Ground Water Protection Section participates in monthly meetings with the Florida Department of Agriculture to discuss potential ground water impacts of newly registered pesticides.
Last updated: January 30, 2013
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