Pesticide Translocation Control: Soil Erosion

Authored by: Monika Frielinghaus , Detlef Deumlich , Roger Funk

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120046250

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Abstract

The pesticide translocation due to wind and water erosion causes heavy environmental damages. Sediment transport by surface runoff or wind is the most important non-point pollutant generated by agriculture in many regions. The monitoring performed in agrarian landscapes with a high erosion risk is predicted upon the estimation of rain and wind erosivity, soil erodibility, and morphological pattern. Pesticide transport models are rare. Therefore, soil erosion models serve as a basis for risk assessment, completed by the characterization of pesticide management and erosion control.

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