Pesticide Leaching Models in a Brazilian Agricultural Field Scenario

R.P. Scorza, R.L. de Oliveira Rigitano, J.J.T.I. Boesten

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Abstract

The use of Pesticide Leaching Models (PLM) for risk assessment may be an efficient and attractive way of assessing solutions to some agricultural and environmental problems. Many countries of the European Union and the USA have been using PLM for risk assessment already for a few decades. This chapter has the aim to present a successful application of two PLM (i.e. MACRO and PEARL) in a Brazilian very intensive agricultural area to simulate moisture profiles and the leaching of a water flow tracer (i.e. bromide) and the pesticides cyproconazole and thiamethoxam. Also attempts to summarize the available knowledge about the processes governing pesticide behavior in soil, types and classifications of PLM, the use of PLM for risk assessment at European Union, a theoretical description of PEARL and MACRO models and their testing in a Brazilian agricultural field scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Methods for Agricultural Research: avances and applications
EditorsH.A do Prado, A.J. Barreto Luiz, H.C Filho
Place of PublicationHershey - New York
Pages266-295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameIGI GLobal
PublisherInformation Science Reference

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    Scorza, R. P., de Oliveira Rigitano, R. L., & Boesten, J. J. T. I. (2011). Pesticide Leaching Models in a Brazilian Agricultural Field Scenario. In H. A. do Prado, A. J. Barreto Luiz, & H. C. Filho (Eds.), Computational Methods for Agricultural Research: avances and applications (pp. 266-295). (IGI GLobal).. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-871-1.ch013