Incorporating variations in pesticide catabolic activity into a GIS-based groundwater risk assessment.

@article{Posen2006IncorporatingVI,
  title={Incorporating variations in pesticide catabolic activity into a GIS-based groundwater risk assessment.},
  author={Paulette Posen and Andrew Lovett and Kevin Hiscock and Sarah Connell Evers and Rob Ward and Brian P Reid},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2006},
  volume={367 2-3},
  pages={641-52}
}
The catabolic activity of incumbent microorganisms in soil samples of eleven dissimilar soil series was investigated, with respect to the herbicide isoproturon. Soils were collected from a 30x37 km area of river catchment to the north-west of London, England. Catabolic activity in each soil type during a 500 h assay was determined by 14C-radiorespirometry. Results showed four soils that exhibited high levels of catabolic activity (33-44% mineralisation) while the remaining seven soils showed… CONTINUE READING