Nonbiological Degradation of Pesticides in the Unsaturated Zone

  • S. Saltzman
  • U. Mingelgrin
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 47)


Due to their increasing agricultural use, the fate of the enormous variety of pesticides which reach the unsaturated zone is a matter of general concern regarding environmental pollution hazard. The unsaturated zone may serve as a sink for soil-applied pesticides and a source from which pesticides and their metabolites can move into the water, atmosphere, and food chain.


Degradation Rate Unsaturated Zone Clay Surface Pesticide Degradation Kaolinite Surface 
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