CARIRI 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 (𝐁𝐎𝐏𝐏) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭
December 9th, 2021
CARIRI – The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute
DYK The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) under the sponsorship of the Green Fund Unit of the Ministry of Planning and Development, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) undertook a study to develop an eco-friendly and cost-effective intervention for the biodegradation of organophosphate pesticides in agricultural soil using the indigenous bacteria?
The areas selected for the study were the north and northeast of #Trinidad where short-term crops are cultivated and organophosphate pesticides are used.
The goal of this project is to develop an 𝐞𝐜𝐨-𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲 and 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭- 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 intervention to degrade organophosphate pesticides in soil by using the indigenous bacteria.
This intervention will seek to reduce some of the pollution in the environment and prevent future bioaccumulation of some of the toxic metabolites and pesticides in the ecosystem.
The knowledge gained from this intervention will be shared with the stakeholders of the project and is intended to provide some benefit to the farmer and the environment.
Stay tuned this week for more information on this initiative!
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