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Main Title Agricultural Pesticide Emissions Associated with Common Crops in the United States.
Author Benjey, W. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Div.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/065;
Stock Number PB93-173136
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Agricultural chemicals ; Fugitive emissions ; United States ; Air pollution ; Evaporization ; Farm crops ; Statistical data ; States (United States) ; Weight (Mass) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-173136 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 18p
Annual emissions for the year 1987 from the application of agricultural pesticides have been estimated by crop type by county for the United States using a geographic information system. The emissions estimates are based upon computed volatilization rates accounting for the properties of each pesticide, evaporation rates, mode of application (surface or soil incorporation) and percent of interception by leaves. Key pesticide properties include the Henry's Law constant, half-life in soil and the organic carbon partitioning coefficient. The volatilization rates are multiplied by the amount of pesticide applied by crop acreage in each county as determined from agricultural census and pesticide sales data. The geographic distribution of the dominant emissions, such as atrazine and diazinon, etc. are presented by crop type and state. For a given pesticide, the geographic variability is controlled principally by amount applied and water availability as reflected in evaporation rates.