Reduction of nonpoint source contamination of surface water and groundwater by starch encapsulation of herbicides.


The loss of the preemergent herbicide atrazine in surface runoff from experimental field plots growing corn (Zea mays L.) was significantly reduced using a starchencapsulated formulation versus a conventional powdered formulation. Field edge losses of starch-encapsulated atrazine were described as following a Rayleigh distribution totaling 1.8 7% of applied… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/es00050a011

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