Journal or Book Title
Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment
ICROBIAL DEGRADATION HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED as a primary means of dissipating many pesticides in soil and water ecosystems, and recognition of this has prompted the development of biodegradable herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Because these biodegradable pesticides have predictable patterns of environmental persistence, they have become key components of agricultural and industrial pest management systems. Early research on the degradation of phenoxy herbicides in soil provided evidence that microbial adaptation could result in abnormally accelerated rates of pesticide breakdown.
American Chemical Society
Racke, Kenneth D. and Coats, Joel R., "Preface of Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment" (1990). Entomology Publications. 388.