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Degradation of diazinon, chlorpyrifos, isofenphos, and pendimethalin in grass and compost

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Lemmon, C.R., Pylypiw, H.M. Degradation of diazinon, chlorpyrifos, isofenphos, and pendimethalin in grass and compost. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 48, 409–415 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00195640

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  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Diazinon