Evaluation of the use of glyphosate and legumes in valen-cia orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck), in the north of Vera-cruz: case study.

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María de los Ángeles Hernández Andrade
Graciela Vitervo Martínez
Manuel Ángel Gómez Cruz https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1410-3054
Laura Gómez Tovar https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8588-4436
Héctor Estrada Medina https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1081-5655

Keywords

glyphosate, legumes, presidential decree, valencia orange, weeds.

Resumen

Evaluation of the use of glyphosate and legumes in valencia orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck), in the north of Veracruz: case study. The objective of the case study was to contribute to the knowledge of herbicides (mainly glyphosate) and legumes of valencia orange producers in northern Veracruz. The study was carried out in the year 2021, with producers from three municipalities located in the north of Veracruz: Papantla, Álamo Temapache and Ixhuatlan de Madero. A total of 55 interviews were carried out. The interview that was conducted was structured around three sections: personal information of the interview respondent, information about herbicides, and information about legumes. The characteristics found in this study indicate that the majority of producers continue to use herbicides, 80% do not know the term glyphosate even though it turns out to be the main active ingredient of several of the herbicides that they apply and despite knowing that these can be very dangerous due to various reasons, they continue to use them without any protective equipment, due to how easy, fast and cheap their application is. However, regardless of everything, the producers are in the best disposition to know and cultivate leguminous plants in their plots to observe their characteristics, benefits and advantages in weed control.


 

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