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Reports Summarize Environmental Research Study Results from L. Bergstrom and Co-Researchers
March 18th, 2011
According to a study from Uppsala, Sweden, "Due to the increasing concern about the appearance of glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine] and its major metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) in natural waters, batch laboratory and lysimeter transport studies were performed to assess the potential for leaching of the compounds in two agricultural soils. Unlabeled and C-14-labeled glyphosate were added at a rate corresponding to 1.54 kg a.i. ha(-1) on undisturbed sand and clay columns."
"Leachate was sampled weekly during a period of 748 d for analyses of glyphosate, AMPA, total C-14, and particle-bound residues. Topsoil and subsoil samples were used for determination...
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Source: Energy and Ecology Business (2011-03-18)