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Green Chemistry in Protected Horticulture: The Use of Peroxyacetic Acid as a Sustainable Strategy
AbstractGlobal reduction of chemical deposition into the environment is necessary. In protected horticulture, different strategies with biodegradable products are used to control pathogens. This review presents the available tools, especially for the management of protected horticultural species, including vegetables and ornamental plants. An analysis of the potential for degradable products that control pathogens and also encourage other productive factors, such as oxygen in the root system, is presented. Biosecurity in fertigation management of protected horticulture is conducted by using peroxyacetic acid mixtures that serve three basic principles: first, the manufacture of these products does not involve polluting processes; second, they have the same function as other chemicals, and third, after use and management there is no toxic residue left in the environment. The sustainability of protected horticulture depends on the development and introduction of technologies for implementation in the field.
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Carrasco, G.; Urrestarazu, M. Green Chemistry in Protected Horticulture: The Use of Peroxyacetic Acid as a Sustainable Strategy. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1999-2009.View more citation formats
Carrasco G, Urrestarazu M. Green Chemistry in Protected Horticulture: The Use of Peroxyacetic Acid as a Sustainable Strategy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(5):1999-2009.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carrasco, Gilda; Urrestarazu, Miguel. 2010. "Green Chemistry in Protected Horticulture: The Use of Peroxyacetic Acid as a Sustainable Strategy." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 5: 1999-2009.