Disposition of agricultural pesticide studied
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 50, Issue 10, page 558, October 1969
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1969), Disposition of agricultural pesticide studied, Eos Trans. AGU, 50(10), 558–558, doi:10.1029/EO050i010p00558-01.(
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A working group of Agricultural Research Service scientists are studying the fate of two chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides (Dieldrin and Heptachlor) applied in the surface of a small watershed at the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed near Coshocton, Ohio. Runoff and sediment transport are sampled as they occur and periodic measurements are being made of the material carried from the treated area in vapor form. Corn samples will be analyzed for Dieldrin and Heptachlor uptake, and soil samples will be examined to determine the amount of pesticide remaining in the soil at the end of each growing season. Evapotranspiration data from an adjacent weighing iysimeter and intensive micro-climate sensing equipment are used in an evaluation of the air transport phase of a complete Dieldrin and Heptachlor budget.