Action 8: Definition of the appropriate pesticide risk indicators for the estimation of pesticide impact on the studied aquatic system
In Action 8, appropriate risk indicators for the pilot area were selected to monitor the risk from pesticide inputs. (As yet, no indicators have been identified for the estimation of risk from pesticide use, either in the national or in the European legislation.) However, the EcoPest Project has carried out intensive research on the subject, developing a number of approaches to enable the selection of these indicators, as well as those for the final risk estimation and environmental quality assessment. Within this context, both existing indicators for environmental management and those under development have been selected and applied, enabling the estimation of risk at farm level in the most representative farms within the pilot area.