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Greenhouse emissions

Dear Usetox team,


I am wondering that how should I take into account the emissions in greenhouses (or similar ones such as vertical farming or tunnel farming), when calculating ecotoxic impacts of pesticides used in them? Should I use PestLCI or some other similar model before Usertox like in field production? Do you recommend some articles to read for this?

Thank you for your help!

USEtox Team
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Pesticide emissions

The current version of PestLCI does only cover various open field application pracices of pesticides. Other practices, such as greenhouses, are not considered. We do not have a particular recommendation for another model to cover greenhouse or similar practices. For a general overview of pesticide emission and ectoxicity modelling, you might read e.g. Fantke 2019.