The effect of pesticide use on water and soil quality in a coastal catchment area
The present paper reports some of the results obtained in the frame of a project studying the fate of water and soil pollutants in a coastal agricultural catchment. Modelling simulations of pesticide percolation and transformation in soils and groundwater were carried out using the model PESTRAS 3.1 and the geographical information system (GIS) GRASS. These were combined with monitoring and field activities to obtain the data needed for the hydrogeological, thermal and chemical calibration of the model. The results described here refer to the pesticides carbofurane, dicamba, bromoxynil octanoate and rimsulfuron.
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Record Number: 199810732 / Last updated on: 1998-06-22
Original language: it
Available languages: it