“Residue-free” tomatoes? Bush tomatoes show very low levels of pesticide residues
Frank V. Sances, UC Riverside
Nick Toscano, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Riverside
Lyle K. Gaston, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
California Agriculture 46(5):17-20. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n05p17.
Current postharvest practices eliminate nearly all pesticide residues - which are few to begin with - on market tomatoes, research shows.
F. V. Sances is a Postgraduate Research Assistant at UC Riverside; N. C. Toscano is Associate Dean, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Riverside; L. K. Gaston is a chemist in the Department of Entomology, UC Riverside.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Fresh Market Tomato Advisory Board and the Western Region Pesticide Impact Assessment Program.