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Author(s):Massey, Joe
Author Affiliation:Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi
Title:Considerations when conducting pesticide runoff experiments from turfgrass
Source:USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. Vol. 7, No. 5, March 1 2008, p. [1-7].
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Experimental design; Pesticides; Surface runoff; Water quality; Planning; Field tests; Pesticide fate; Research plots
Abstract/Contents:"This paper is to assist researchers, and perhaps those charged with evaluating/interpreting runoff study designs/results, by highlighting certain quality control considerations important to the conduct of a plot-scale turf runoff experiment. These considerations include: A well-designed protocol serves as an invaluable reference through out a study as many construction and study conduct activities build upon one another. Consultation with the chemical manufacturer, other researchers, and the targeted end-user of the information generated by the study can help in addressing important aspects of study design. To prevent extraneous water from entering the plot, the plot must be hydrologically isolated from surrounding area. One of the most important considerations in plot construction and maintenance is the interface that exists between the down-slope edge of the plot and the runoff collection apparatus since it represents a potential point of loss for surface runoff. The delivery rate and uniformity of the rainfall simulator must be verified under field conditions. One must know the actual amount of pesticide applied to turf rather than assuming the nominal rate was applied in order to (a) accurately calculate the percentage of chemical that occurs in runoff and (b) ensure that the pesticide concentrations measured in runoff reflect those that would occur with labeled applications. The application monitors and runoff samples must be properly labeled, handled, and stored in order to preserve the scientific integrity of study results."
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2003-25-266
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Massey, J. 2008. Considerations when conducting pesticide runoff experiments from turfgrass. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Online. 7(5):p. [1-7].
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