Pesticide behavior, fate, and effects in the Tropics: an overview of the current state of knowledge

Lewis, Stephen E., Silburn, D. Mark, Kookana, Rai S., and Shaw, Melanie (2016) Pesticide behavior, fate, and effects in the Tropics: an overview of the current state of knowledge. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64 (20). pp. 3917-3924.

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This special issue presents a collection of papers covering the environmental fate, effects, and risk of pesticides in tropical environments, which is expected to facilitate improved management of pesticides. Environmental monitoring programs of surface and ground waters in the tropics, including areas of high ecological value, have detected several relatively polar pesticides at concentrations that are of ecological concern. Novel monitoring techniques have the capacity to reveal the spatial and temporal extent of such risks. To best manage these pesticides, their sorption, dissipation rates, leaching, and runoff potential need to be better understood. On these aspects, important insights have been provided by several studies within this issue. Improved understanding of the environmental fate, effects, and risks through studies presented in this special issue is crucial for minimizing the nontarget impacts of pesticides on biodiversity-rich tropical regions.

Item ID: 46544
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1520-5118
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Special Issue: Pesticide Fate and Effects in the Tropics

Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 04:39
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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