Adsorption and degradation of four acidic herbicides in soils from southern Spain.

@article{Villaverde2008AdsorptionAD,
  title={Adsorption and degradation of four acidic herbicides in soils from southern Spain.},
  author={J. M. de Villaverde and Melanie Kah and Colin D. A. Brown},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={703-10}
}
BACKGROUND Pesticide degradation and adsorption in soils are key processes determining whether pesticide use will have any impact on environmental quality. Pesticide degradation in soil generally results in a reduction in toxicity, but some pesticides have breakdown products that are more toxic than the parent compound. Adsorption to soil particles ensures that herbicide is retained in the place where its biological activity is expressed and also determines potential for transportation away… CONTINUE READING
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