Effect of grasses on herbicide fate in the soil column: infiltration of runoff, movement, and degradation.

@article{Belden2004EffectOG,
  title={Effect of grasses on herbicide fate in the soil column: infiltration of runoff, movement, and degradation.},
  author={Jason B. Belden and Joel R. Coats},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={2251-8}
}
The objective of the present study was to evaluate if the presence of grass or the type of grass influences the environmental fate of herbicides within a soil column. Intact soil columns were planted with either smooth brome, big bluestem, tall fescue, switchgrass, or a mixture of prairie grasses or were left unvegetated. Artificial runoff containing atrazine, metolachlor, and pendimethalin was applied to the columns and allowed to infiltrate, and the resulting leachate was collected at the… CONTINUE READING