How many pesticides are applied to conventionally grown apples?
depends where they are grown and for what market, the time of year, the veriety ect. also dont you care what KIND of pesticides you find rather then how many?
Conventionally grown is an agriculture term referring to a method of growing edible plants (such as fruit and vegetables) and other products. It is opposite to organic growing methods which attempt to produce without synthetic chemicals (fertilisers, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones) or genetically modified organisms. Conventionally grown products, meanwhile, often use fertilisers and pesticides which allow for higher yield, out of season growth, greater resistance, greater longevity and a generally greater mass.
How do the pesticide levels in greenhouse grown produce compare to the pesticide levels in conventional or organic produce?
Organically grown produce theoretically displays lower pesticide levels than those grown conventionally or in greenhouses. Organic agriculture and organic gardening incorporate pesticides, from naturally occurring sources such as plant body parts, after investigating the harmful possibilities of affecting non-target entities, poisoning living organisms and remaining in the environment. In contrast, conventionally grown produce generally involves the first-option use of chemical, non-organic, synthetic pesticides that may control pests and problems but also may harm unintended targets…