Use of Pesticides in the State of Paraná | 1998-1999

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The IBGE, in partnership with the State Department of Agriculture and Supply of Paraná, has conducted a primary survey about the use of agrochemicals in the agricultural establishments of the state, considering the methodological and operational structure adopted in the survey Estimate and Monitoring of Harvests - PREVS.

This publication presents the results of the survey, relative to cotton, cassava, corn and soybean crops. It gathers information about rural areas where agrochemicals area used and the amount applied; frequency of use; type and place of acquisition of such inputs and their use in accordance with prescribed recommendations; influence of agronomists on the choice of product; use of individual protection equipment; cases of intoxication and medical/hospital services rendered, as well as the existence of other agricultural practices aimed at the control of pests and diseases, among other aspects.

The information obtained provides a view of reality in the state of Paraná in terms of use of agrochemicals in the agricultural sector, being relevant material for the development of actions directed to the environmental management of impacts caused by these inputs, even in other states.