Noxolo Ndlovu

PhD Student, Nelson Mandela University


  • Undergraduate degree

My research focuses on facilitating responsible pesticide use through understanding the environmental behaviours of pesticides. I look at whether a pesticide will enter waterways and how long it exists in the soil after application. To achieve this, I collect numerous samples in the field, which are sent off to a laboratory for analysis. The results will give us a starting point to understanding the risk involved with pesticide use. When we understand the risks, we can put together the mitigation steps needed to eliminate them.

soil sampling (2)
Study catchment draina into the Lions River
Post water sampling

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