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Mobilization and plant accumulation of prometryne in soil by two different sources of organic matter

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Abstract

Prometryne is a selective herbicide of the s-triazine chemical family. Due to its weak absorption onto soil, it readily leaches down through the soil and contaminates underground water. Application of organic manure to soil has become a widespread practice as a disposal strategy to improve soil properties. In this study, we demonstrated the effect of pig manure compost (PMC) and lake-bed sludge (SL) on the sorption/desorption, mobility and bioavailability of prometryne in soil using comprehensive analysis approaches. Downward movement of prometryne was monitored in the packed soil column. Addition of PMC or SL decreased considerably the mobility and total concentration of prometryne in the soil leachate. Bioavailability analyses with wheat plants revealed that addition of the organic matter reduced accumulation of prometryne in tissues and increased plant elongation and biomass. These results indicate that the organic amendments are effective in modifying adsorption and mobility of the pesticide in soil.

Graphical abstract: Mobilization and plant accumulation of prometryne in soil by two different sources of organic matter

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Submitted
12 Nov 2010
Accepted
15 Apr 2011
First published
08 Jun 2011

J. Environ. Monit., 2011,13, 1935-1943
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Mobilization and plant accumulation of prometryne in soil by two different sources of organic matter

L. Jiang, L. Ma, Y. Sui, S. Q. Han and H. Yang, J. Environ. Monit., 2011, 13, 1935
DOI: 10.1039/C0EM00679C

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