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Title:The Fate of Pesticides in the Environment
Source:Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). Winter 1989, p. 16-17.
Publishing Information:Saginaw, MI: Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Leaching; Surface runoff; Absorption; Residues; Non-target effects; Volatility; Uptake; Degradation; Pesticides; Pesticide safety; Environment; Groundwater
Abstract/Contents:Describes the three major types of pesticide fate processes: adsorption binds pesticides, transfer processes move pesticides, and degradation processes break them down. These processes can be beneficial by moving a pesticide to the target area or by destroying its potentially harmful residues. Or the process may be detrimental, leading to reduced control of a target pest, injury of nontarget plants and animals, or environmental damage such as groundwater contamination. Describes: 1) Pesticide transfer by volatilization, runoff, leaching, absorption or uptake, and crop removal; and 2) Pesticide degradation through microbial or chemical activity, or photodegradation by light.
See Also:See also related article: "Pesticides and Groundwater", p. 4-5, R=16810 R=16810
Note:Credit: Agrichemical Fact Sheet #8, Cooperative Extension Service, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1989. The Fate of Pesticides in the Environment. Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). p. 16-17.
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