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Main Title Ecosystem Responses to Alternative Pesticides in the Terrestrial Environment: A System Approach.
Author Goodman, E. D. ; Zabik, M. ; Jenkins, J. J. ; Kon, R. M. ; Snider, R. M. ;
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-805624; EPA-600/3-83-079A;
Stock Number PB84-162726
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Pesticides ; Fruit crops ; Mathematical models ; Distribution (Property) ; Invertebrates ; Populations ; Trees (Plants) ; Grasses ; Runoff ; Field tests ; Mortality ; Toxicity ; Phosphorodithioates ; Pesticide residues ; Ecosystems ; POEM model ; Azinophosmethyl
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-162726 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 305p
A conceptual model was developed to describe aspects of the fate and effects of a pesticide in an orchard ecosystem. In order to refine, parameterize, and test a mathematical model based upon this conceptual model a program of field and laboratory experiments was undertaken. The environmental behavior of azinphosmethyl was studied in a Michigan apple orchard watershed to gather data for the model on initial distribution within the orchad, vertical movement of the pesticide under the influence of rainfall, loss from the orchard with runoff, and the effects of the pesticide on several invertebrate populations. The generalized model developed, entitled the Pesticide Orchard Ecosystem Model (POEM), includes as a special case the model for the azinphosmethyl applications under the conditions of this field study.