Partially presented at the Weed Science Society of America and American Chemical Society Meetings, 2011.
Soil residue analysis and degradation of saflufenacil as affected by moisture content and soil characteristics†
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2013
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Pest Management Science
Volume 69, Issue 12, pages 1291–1297, December 2013
How to Cite
Camargo, E. R., Senseman, S. A., Haney, R. L., Guice, J. B. and McCauley, G. N. (2013), Soil residue analysis and degradation of saflufenacil as affected by moisture content and soil characteristics. Pest. Manag. Sci., 69: 1291–1297. doi: 10.1002/ps.3494
- Issue published online: 1 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 21 JAN 2013 01:01PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 12 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 12 APR 2012
- accelerated solvent extraction;
- field capacity;
Saflufenacil dissipation in soils under different moisture conditions is not available in the scientific literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate saflufenacil degradation and persistence in soils from rice regions under field capacity (non-flooded) and saturated (flooded) conditions.
The accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) residue analytical method developed to conduct the study resulted in recovery greater than 80% for the combinations of soils and moisture conditions. Saflufenacil degradation was faster at field capacity for all soils, except for Morey soil. Herbicide half-life was 28.6, 15.0 and 23.1 days under field capacity treatments and 58.8, 36.9 and 79.7 under saturated conditions for Nada, Crowley and Gilbert soils respectively. A half-life no longer than 80 days was observed for the combination of soils and moisture treatments.
An ASE method was developed and used to extract saflufenacil from soil samples. Half-life averaged among soils was 59 and 33 days for saturated and field capacity respectively. Saflufenacil persistence in the environment was 2–3 times longer under flooded conditions for most of the soils studied. © 2013 Society of Chemical Industry