Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-8-1997

Journal or Book Title

Phytoremediation of Soil and Water Contaminants

Volume

664

Issue

4

First Page

54

Last Page

64

DOI

10.1021/bk-1997-0664.ch004

Abstract

Studies were conducted in the laboratory to determine the fate of atrazine in pesticide-contaminated soils from agrochemical dealer sites. No significant differences in atrazine concentrations occurred in soils treated with atrazine individually or combinations with metolachlor and trifluralin. In a screening study carried out in soils from four agrochemical dealer sites, rapid mineralization of atrazine occurred in three out of eight soils tested, with the greatest amount occurring in Bravo rhizosphere soil (35% of the applied atrazine after 9 weeks). Suppression of atrazine mineralization in the Bravo rhizosphere soil did not occur with the addition of high concentrations of herbicide mixtures, but instead was increased. Plants had a positive impact on dissipation of aged atrazine in soil, with significantly less atrazine extractable from Kochia-vegetated soils than from nonvegetated soils.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Phytoremediation of Soil and Water Contaminants, 664(4); 54-64. Doi: 10.1021/bk-1997-0664.ch004. 1997 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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