Biodegradation of the Herbicide Alachlor in Liquid Culture and a Soil Slurry

  • W. K. Gauger
  • N. R. Adrian
  • D. P. Matthees
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)

Abstract

Alachlor is a pre-emergence chloroacylanilide herbicide in widespread use, marketed as Lasso. In South Dakota, chemical spills amounting to nearly 9,000 gallons of pesticides and their solvents have been reported for the past two growing seasons. A large portion of this material has been alachlor; since many spills are not reported, its presence in the environment in high levels may be substantially greater than this.

Keywords

Sewage Sludge Hazardous Waste Soil Slurry Corn Straw Hazardous Waste Site 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. K. Gauger
    • 1
  • N. R. Adrian
    • 1
  • D. P. Matthees
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology and Chemistry DepartmentsSouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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