Pesticide Primer

  • Published 2006


Pesticides are used to control weeds, insects, and other pests in agricultural areas, urban areas, and a variety of other landuse settings. Once released into the environment, pesticides and their degradates can move through the hydrologic system to streams and ground water, where they may affect humans, aquatic life, or wildlife if concentrations occur at toxic levels. Many factors affect the transport and concentrations of pesticides in streams and ground water, including the intensity and distribution of their use; natural factors, such as climate and soil characteristics; and the physical and chemical properties of the pesticide compounds themselves.

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@inproceedings{2006PesticideP, title={Pesticide Primer}, author={}, year={2006} }