Giuseppe Errera

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Effective prediction of pesticide fate using mathematical models requires good process descriptions in the models and good choice of parameter values by the user. This paper examines the ability of seven pesticide leaching models (LEACHP, MACRO, PELMO, PESTLA, PLM, PRZM and VARLEACH) to describe an arable field environment where sunflowers are grown in the(More)
LEACHP is a modular package for calculating the one-dimensional vertical water and solute ̄ux in horizontally layered soils under transient conditions. Data from ®eld studies conducted in a sandy soil (Vredepeel, The Netherlands) and in a loamy soil (Weiherbach, Germany) were used by ®ve groups to simulate water ̄ow and bromide and pesticide transport(More)
This paper describes the results of an evaluation of pesticide leaching modelling, using data collected on four lysimeters in Italy. The experimental data were collected during a 3 year period at Tor Mancina (Rome, Italy), on a clay-loam calcareous soil. Monitored variables are the soil water drainage, the bromide leaching and the metolachlor leaching. Two(More)
Within this paper the ability of the VARLEACH model to simulate ®eld results is presented. The evaluation was carried out in the framework of a European modelling validation exercise, adopting a standardised modelling protocol. Simulations were performed with and without a calibrated dataset as identi®ed by independent model users. Finally a simulation with(More)
Primary pesticide fate models are powerful tools for ranking pesticides within an environmental contamination risk analysis context. The performance of primary pesticide root zone model PRZM2 to analyse ethoprophos and bentazone transport and dissipation is assessed. The evaluation was performed within the framework of an European modelling validation(More)
The presence of anti-HCV antibodies was investigated in sera from a total of 123 inhabitants of two Tanzanian villages. In one of the villages, 72.2% of the sera and in the other village, 82.6% of the sera were found to be anti-HCV positive. These values are dramatically higher than other reported prevalences, whereby cross-reactivity between HCV and(More)
Eleven hemodialysis patients (9 M, 2 F, aged 65 +/- 20 yrs) (Group A) were treated with thymopentin (TP-5) 50 mg as adjuvant therapy to HB vaccination, with 3 weekly administrations, the week before and the two following the first dose of Pasteur vaccine, 5 micrograms. The percentage of patients developing a sufficient antibody titer (20 mUI/ml) after 4(More)
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