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Table 2 Pesticide loads (mg kg−1 grass) on contaminated public sites per season

From: Year-round pesticide contamination of public sites near intensively managed agricultural areas in South Tyrol

Parameter Spring (NC = 20) Summer (NC = 19) Autumn (NC = 12) Winter (NC = 4)
Med. (IQR) Max Med. (IQR) Max Med. (IQR) Max Med. (IQR) Max
Pesticide load 0.24 (0.28) 0.96 0.09 (0.13) 0.52 0.08 (0.07) 0.21 0.01 (0.03) 0.09
Fungicide load 0.18 (0.21) 0.4 0.09 (0.05) 0.52 0.08 (0.07) 0.21 0.01 (0.04) 0.09
EDA load 0.21 (0.25) 0.94 0.08 (0.13) 0.51 0.08 (0.07) 0.21 0.01 (0.03) 0.09
  1. Medians (Med.), Interquartile range (IQR) and maximum concentrations (Max), N = 24 sites per season. No differences in concentrations for the contaminated sites across the four seasons were found. Including all sites, the seasons, spring and summer differ significantly from concentrations detected in winter