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Use the dregs of propolis of Apis mellifera in replacing the pesticide in horticulture

Denise de Mello Bobany, Roberta Rollemberg Cabral Martins, Juliana Costa Vieira


Products from horticulture are, generally consumed in natura, which increases the risk of human contamination by pesticides used to combat the frequent pests in this culture. The use of the dregs of propolis as substitute of agrochemicals comes to be an alternative to combat the pests of agriculture. In a small area of 50 m2 were planted the vegetables broccoli and arugula that received daily application of dregs of propolis at 30 %. The result of this treatment was the absence of pests common in horticulture, in addition to a greater development of leaves when compared whit witness. Was produced, therefore, healthy food, free of contamination by agricultural pesticides that are harmful to human health and the environment.


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