Data from Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH Advance Knowledge in Environmental Pollution
2012 AUG 24 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Data detailed on Environmental Pollution have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Julich, Germany, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The fate of the 14C-labeled herbicides ethidimuron (ETD), methabenzthiazuron (MBT), and the fungicide anilazine (ANI) in soils was evaluated after long-term aging (9-17 years) in field based lysimeters subject to crop rotation. Analysis of residual 14C activity in the soils revealed 19% (ETD soil; 0-10 cm depth), 35% (MBT soil; 0-30), and 43% (ANI soil; 0-30) of the total initially applied."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, "Accelerated solvent extraction yielded 90% (ETD soil), 26% (MBT soil), and 41% (ANI soil) of residual pesticide 14C activity in the samples. LC-MS/MS analysis revealed the parent compounds ETD and MBT, accounting for 3% and 2% of applied active ingredient in the soil layer, as well as dihydroxy-anilazine as the primary ANI metabolite. The results for ETD and MBT were matching with values obtained from samples of a 12 year old field plot experiment."
According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "The data demonstrate the long-term persistence of these pesticides in soils based on outdoor trials."
For more information on this research see: Long-term persistence of various 14C-labeled pesticides in soils. Environmental Pollution, 2012;168():29-36. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Environmental Pollution - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405856)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N.D. Jablonowski, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2-Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, 52425 Julich, Germany.
Keywords for this news article include: Julich, Europe, Germany, Pesticides, Agrochemicals, Environmental Pollution.
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