Pesticide Biobeds

Citation

ISBN: 978-0-660-45136-7, No: 13133E

Plain language summary

Current methods for disposing of pesticides usually involves spraying off in a field. This can result in excess pesticide application and increase susceptibility to runoff and/or leaching into groundwater. Biobeds are an emerging technology used to treat spray tank rinsate without applying it to the field, to reduce potential environmental impacts.

A biobed is a lined containment structure (either above or in-ground) made from materials such as wood, polyethylene plastic, fibre glass, or steel, that is used to treat pesticide sprayer tank rinsate. The biobed is filled with a biomix, which allows for pesticides to be filtered out of solution.

Abstract

A biobed is a lined containment structure (either above or in-ground) made from materials such as wood, polyethylene plastic, fibre glass, or steel, that is used to treat pesticide sprayer tank rinsate. The biobed is filled with a biomix, which allows for pesticides to be filtered out of solution.

Publication date

2022-08-01

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