Yesterday's Orchard, Today's Home: Legacy Pesticides on Former Orchards

Dave Stone and Kim Anderson
EC 1513 | Published March 2009, Reviewed 2021


Residues of lead arsenate, DDT, and other persistent pesticides may be in soil where orchards once grew and homes now stand. This report discusses how to investigate former pesticide use and current pesticide residues on your property, soil and water sampling and testing, and what to do about elevated pesticide residue levels.

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