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Soil is a complex mixture of chemical constituents having adequate nutritional value useful for agricultural crop. The farmer finds it extremely difficult to know the proper type of fertilizer required to the soil for economic increase in the agricultural production. The main objective of this study was focused on chemical investigation of the likely presence of residual pesticides in agricultural soil samples in Kadegaon Tahsil of Sangli district. Twelve agricultural soil samples were taken for chemical analysis from different agricultural cluster fields of neighboring five villages and analyzed using Gas Chromatography consisting of electron capture detector for organochlorine pesticides. Eleven samples were eventually found to be positively polluted by pesticides including α-HCH, β- HCH, Endosulphan-1, o,p-DDT and p,p’-DDT, Dielderin. Although Endosulphan-1 occurred with more abundance among the residual pesticides in the soil samples and the highest concentration compared to the other residues, all the detected pesticides residues were found in low concentration.
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