Pesticide degradation in a 'biobed' composting substrate.

  title={Pesticide degradation in a 'biobed' composting substrate.},
  author={Paul C M Fogg and Alistair B A Boxall and Allan Walker and Andrew A Jukes},
  journal={Pest management science},
  volume={59 5},
Pesticides play an important role in the success of modern farming and food production. However, the release of pesticides to the environment arising from non-approved use, poor practice, illegal operations or misuse is increasingly recognised as contributing to water contamination. Biobeds appear to offer a cost-effective method for treating pesticide-contaminated waste. This study was performed to determine whether biobeds can degrade relatively complex pesticide mixtures when applied… CONTINUE READING


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