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Risk assessment of wheat allelochemicals in relation to environmental fate (sorption, degradation kinetics and formation of transformation products)

A risk assessment was performed on the fate of wheat allelochemicals in soil, applying empirical degradation and sorption studies as well as QSAR modelling studies. The risk assessment is very relevant when allelopathic properties of cereals are exploited.

Exploitation of allelopathic properties is expected to increase as a means of reducing the use of synthetic pesticides. However, it is of importance to assure that no harmful allelochemicals or transformation products hereof will leach to the groundwater. The risk assessment was performed in relation to the Uniform Principles (Directive 91/414/EEC) that regulates the use of synthetic pesticides.

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Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Research Centre Flakkebjerg
4200 Slagelse
Denmark
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