Jaben R Richards

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The Mehlich 3 (M3) method is widely used to extract plant-available phosphorus from soil over a wide range of pH values. The method is also used by many laboratories to determine multiple plant-available nutrients simultaneously. However, except for P, this method has not been statistically validated within and among laboratories. The objective of this(More)
The purpose of this study was to involve pest management professionals in the design of application techniques and strategies that would be efficacious and also reduce insecticide runoff. Our study involved measuring both the efficacy of treatments for the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), and the concurrent runoff of fipronil and pyrethroids. Two(More)
In regions with a mild climate, pesticides are often used around homes for pest control. Recent monitoring studies have linked pesticide use in residential areas to aquatic toxicity in urban surface water ecosystems, and suggested dust particles on paved surfaces as an important source of pesticides. To test the hypothesis that dust on hard surfaces is a(More)
(1980). 23] R. Krasny, \A study of singularity formation in a vortex sheets by the point vortex approximation", stability of the wake behind a at plate placed parallel to a uniform stream", Proc. R. 2] Lord Rayleigh, \On the stability of a cylinder of viscous liquid under capillary force", (1892)) 3] S. Tomotika, \On the stability of a cylindrical thread of(More)
Different wipe materials and wetting agents have been traditionally used to collect pesticide residues from indoor surfaces in human exposure assessments. Such methods were developed to estimate human pesticide exposure through skin contact. From an environmental point of view, wiping methods may be also applied to predict the runoff potential of pesticides(More)
Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) are continuously introduced into the soil-plant system, through practices such as agronomic use of reclaimed water and biosolids containing these trace contaminants. Plants may accumulate PPCPs from soil, serving as a conduit for human exposure. Metabolism likely controls the final accumulation of PPCPs in(More)
Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide used in urban and agricultural applications. Previous studies have shown that environmentally relevant (ng/L) concentrations of bifenthrin increased plasma concentrations of 17β-estradiol (E2) and altered the expression of dopaminergic pathway components. The dopaminergic neurons can indirectly regulate E2(More)
Widespread use of insecticides for the control of urban pests such as ants, termites, and spiders has resulted in contamination and toxicity in urban aquatic ecosystems in different regions of the world. Passive samplers are a convenient and integrative tool for in situ monitoring of trace contaminants in surface water. However, the performance of a passive(More)
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