Persistence of some pesticides in peach fruit
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The persistence of five pesticides (acephate, azinphos methyl, carbendazim, diazinon and dimethoate) in peach fruit was studied in real operating conditions. Pesticides showed different degradation rates. Diazinon was degraded with a half-life (t1/2) of 5.2 days, acephate, azinphos methyl and dimethoate with t1/2 of ca 12 days and carbendazim with t1/2 of 15.5 days. After the pre-harvest interval (PHI) all pesticide residues were within the limits established by Italian law.