Pesticide Residues in Agricultural Products of Slovene Origin in 2005

Helena Baša Česnik, Ana Gregorčič, Špela Velikonja Bolta

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Central Laboratories, Hacquetova 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the Central Laboratories of Agricultural Institute of Slovenia 115 apple, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, pear, potato, spinach and string beans samples from Slovene producers were analysed for pesticide residues in the year 2005. Samples were analysed for the presence of 66 different active compounds using three analytical methods. Three samples (2,6%) exceeded maximum residue levels (MRLs) which is less than it was found during the national monitoring of the European Union in 2003 (5,5%).

Key words: pesticides, plant protection products