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Main Title Pesticide sources to the soil and principles of spray physics /
Author Himel, Chester Mora. ; Loats, H. ; Bailey, G. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Loats, Harry.
Bailey, George W.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Entomology. ;Loats Associates, Westminister, MD.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/007
Stock Number PB90-198748
Subjects Soils--Pollution ; Pesticides ; Soil--Pollution
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Soil surveys ; Spraying ; Organic compounds ; Reviews ; Sources ; Pest control ; Mass transfer ; Performance evaluation ; Impingement ; Mathematical models ; Atomizing ; Drops(Liquids) Canopies ; Sedimentation ; Environmental transport ; Path of pollutants ; Case studies ; Risk assessment ; Environmental persistence
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-198748 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 85 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
In the past 50 years, organic pesticides have greatly enhanced the production and quality of food, feed, and fiber as well as the control of disease vectors and pests adversely affecting human health and welfare. In this review of the pesticides literature, the pesticide source term is characterized as it determines the primary and secondary pathways of transport to the soil surface. Factors influencing intra- and inter-compartmental transport are defined from a modeling perspective. Principles of spray physics are discussed, including the influence of application methodology, the influence of formulation on spray propagation, the effects of drift impingement to offsite areas, the metabolic efficacy of formulations in killing pests. Also described are predictive models of the movement of sprayed pesticides.
"Book Chapter." Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.