Aldicarb Transport in the Coastal Plain of N. C.

by C. L. Munster, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
R. W. Skaggs, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
J. E. Parsons, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
R. O. Evans, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
J. W. Gilliam, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
E. W. Harmsen, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: The pesticide aldicarb is extremely soluble in water which causes it to be mobile in ground water. A field study was conducted to monitor the fate of the pesticide aldicarb in a poorly drained soil in the North Carolina Coastal Plain. The research site consisted of three experimental plots with three water table management treatments: conventional drainage, controlled drainage and subirrigation. A total of 651 soil and water samples were collected over a six month period. Aldicarb degraded to non-toxic compounds with a half life of approximately seven days. The maximum aldicarb loss through drainage outflow and surface runoff was 0.02% and 0.05% of total applied aldicarb, respectively.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Coastal plains | Water treatment | Pesticides | Soil water | Field tests | Solubility | Water table | North Carolina

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