Atrazine Retention and Transport in Soils

  • Liwang Ma
  • H. M. Selim
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 145)


As the world’s need for food, feed, and fiber increases, pesticides become as indispensable in agriculture production as fertilizer. In the United States, 62% of the agricultural land is treated with pesticides, of which 69% is herbicides, 19% insecticides, and 12% fungicides (Pimental et al. 1991).


Soil Column Atrazine Concentration Atrazine Degradation Runoff Loss Desorption Hysteresis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liwang Ma
    • 1
  • H. M. Selim
    • 1
  1. 1.Agronomy DepartmentLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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