Volatilization of parathion and chlorothalonil after spraying onto a potato crop

F. van den Berg, G. Bor, R.A. Smidt, A.E. van de Peppel-Groen, J.H. Smelt, T. Müller, T. Maurer

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    At fourteen times after application of parathion and chlorothalonil to a potato crop their rates of volatilization were determined by the aerodynamic and Bowen ratio methods. The highest volatilization rate of parathion occurred shortly after application. In the first hours after application its volatilization rate decreased sharply; thereafter it decreased more gradually. The volatilization rate of chlorothalonil at one week after application did not differ much from that shortly after application. Weather conditions in the first twenty-four hours after application of both pesticides were simulated in a chamber. The volatilization of parathion in the chamber had the same order of magnitude as that determined in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherDLO Winand Staring Centre
    Number of pages59
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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    • air
    • air pollution
    • hygiene
    • persistence
    • pesticide residues
    • pesticides
    • plant protection
    • potatoes
    • solanum tuberosum
    • spraying
    • netherlands
    • flevoland


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