Residues of insecticide in farm and market samples of Eggplant in Bangladesh
M. Fatema, M.M Rahman, K.H. Kabir, M. Mahmudunnabi, M.A. Akter
In order to assess the residue levels of insecticides, fresh eggplant fruits, leaves, soil and water samples were collected from the farmer’s fields and markets of 8 selected locations in intensive eggplant growing areas like Jessore, Bangladesh. The residue analysis of such 28 samples was carried out in the Pesticide Analytical laboratory, Entomology Division of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur. Among these samples, 12 samples contained insecticides residue. Out of these 12 samples, 4 had insecticide residue above Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs). The detected insecticides residues in those samples were of Malathion, Quinalphos, Fenitrothion and Cypermethrin.